Matcha green tea became popular in the past few seasons, and we can see why – it looks interesting, it tastes nice, and it has health benefits. Thanks to all of these, this green tea powder is more expensive than regular green tea.
However, using a small portion to make the perfect matcha dessert won’t hurt, and in fact, it will taste great! If you haven’t tried preparing a matcha dessert or haven’t even tried one yet, it’s time to do so. These ten recipes that you will find below will let you enjoy the guilty pleasure of eating desserts, with a little relief that there is still something healthy in it! Check them out and choose your favorite.
1. Matcha Crepe Cake
Matcha green tea powder can make your pancakes look amazing and definitely change your pancake routine. If you’re tired of eating the same old American pancakes or French crepes, then this is the recipe for you. First of all, you will have to prepare the crepes, and for this part, you need the following ingredients: 60g all-purpose flour, 2 tsp matcha powder, 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 100 ml milk, and a few tbsp more to thin the batter down if it is necessary, 1 egg and 1 tbsp melted butter. Another thing to prepare to have the whole crepe cake is the matcha cream, so make sure you have these ingredients: 200g whipping cream, 3 tbsp sugar, and 3 tsp matcha powder.
2. No-Bake Matcha Oreo Cheesecake
Mini cheesecakes are the ideal dessert for parties because of their bite-size, plus they don’t make a big mess around. Plus, it’s a cheesecake we’re talking about, and that is absolutely one of the best desserts one can have – especially if it’s combined with Oreo cookies and matcha powder. Start by preparing the cookie base, for which you need 130 grams of Oreo cookies, including the filling cream, and 30 grams melted salted butter. After that, start doing the cheesecake filling, and for that, you need 250 grams of cream cheese, 2/3 cup condensed milk, 3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon gelatin powder, 2 tablespoons water, 150 ml chilled double cream, 1 tablespoon matcha powder, and 100 grams coarsely chopped matcha Oreo bits.
3. Matcha Roll Cake
Roll cakes are the perfect sweet treat to eat over a coffee or teacup, no matter which times during the day. It’s also a good idea to serve it to guests because the cake is a simple yet really decadent treat. First of all, you will need to prepare the sponge cake, and for that, you need 4 egg whites, 40g sugar, 4 egg yolks, 40g sugar, 40g cake flour, and 1 tbsp matcha powder. When you’re done with the sponge cake, start making the filling. You need 120 ml whipping cream, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, and azuki bean paste. The whole roll cake will have a taste from the best combination, matcha, and vanilla.
4. Pound Cake with Cashew Cream Drizzle
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t around the corner, but you might want to keep this recipe for then, or just use it for another occasion, or even better – for no occasion at all. These are the ingredients that you need: 3/4 cup coconut flour, 3/4 cup blanched almond flour, 6-8 Tbsp coconut palm sugar, erythritol, xylitol or another granulated sweetener, 1/8 to 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract (or to taste), 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp unsweetened matcha green tea powder, 5 whisked eggs (room temperature is best), 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp almond extract, and 6 Tbsp liquified coconut oil (or butter, ghee or other oil of choice). If you’re not in the mood for a cake, you can prepare cupcakes instead.
5. Matcha Cookies
This is another recipe of Matcha green tea powder combined with Oreo cookies. The result is amazing, and you absolutely love it. These cookies are also a good idea if you plan to serve them for parties. Plus, the recipe makes 28 cookies, so if not for guests, you will have plenty of you! If not, preparing them just for you and your close ones is going to be great as well. You need 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, 8 crumbled or coarsely chopped Oreo cookies (92 grams 3.28 ounces), 1 cup + 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, and 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract.
6. Matcha and Chocolate Marble Cake
The marble matcha chocolate cake is really easy to make and is made in less than one hour. It is the perfect choice if you’re in a hurry and want something good in a short time. Before start preparing this cake, make sure you have 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teas baking powder, 1/4 teas salt, 12 tbs unsalted butter (softened to room temperature + 3 tbs melted unsalted butter), 1 1/3 cups sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teas vanilla, 1/2 cup whole milk, 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 1/2 teas Matcha tea powder.
7. Lemon Matcha Cake Bites
These truffles are another party treat that you can serve. These matcha balls are really easy to prepare. You need 4 tbsp heavy cream, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 2 1/2 cups of matcha cake crumbs, or 2 1/2 cups white cake crumbs + 1-2 tbsp matcha powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice, zest of 1 lemon, 6 oz. white candy melts or similar, 4 tsp canola oil, 1 tbsp matcha powder, and large heart sprinkles. You can leave the truffles for few days at room temperature, making them a good gift idea, especially if you give them the right package.
8. Matcha Red Bean Cake
The honey matcha cake is the perfect treat to serve for special occasions. It has both the taste and the look! Start by preparing the honey matcha cake, for which you need 1 cup unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 2 tbsp matcha powder, 1/4 cup honey, 4 large eggs, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp fine sea salt, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1 cup buttermilk. For the red bean filling, you need 1 cup unsalted butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp matcha powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt, and 1 tbsp whole milk. Keep the cake in the fridge until you serve it and let it sit at room temperature 15 – 20 minutes before serving.
9. Matcha Yoghurt Chiffon Cupcakes
via happy home baking.blogspot.com
Moist, soft, and tasty, these cupcakes are going to satisfy all of your sweet cravings. The recipe makes 12 cupcakes, and you can easily double the recipe if you need more. To prepare the cupcakes, you need the following ingredients: 3 egg yolks (use large eggs), 25g caster sugar, 40ml vegetable oil (I used extra light olive oil), 80g plain yogurt, 80g cake flour, 10g matcha green tea powder, 4 egg whites, and 55g caster sugar. You can take these to picnics, to give them as gifts, or you can just eat as many as you can and enjoy it!
10. Raw Vegan Truffles
This recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best part of all is that you need just three healthy ingredients to prepare the truffles: 1 cup pitted dates, 1 tbsp almond butter, and matcha powder. Plus, they are done in 10 minutes, so it’s best to prepare them when you’re in such a hurry or when you can’t spend too much money on preparing something. You can prepare as many truffles as you like and serve them at parties, take them with you on picnics, or eat them as your snack.