Matchamisu Recipe: Matcha Tiramsu or Tiramisu with Delightful Matcha Twist

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Pure unsweetened Matcha powder is one baking ingredient that’s hard to come across in the market.  So once you’ve come across one, it’s hard not to pass up a chance to whip up some deliciously baked goods with the perfect bittersweet blend from mixing the tea with other known baking ingredients.

Recently, there’s been a lot of bakeshops incorporating matcha in their ordinary cake recipes, some simply adding matcha to the sponge cake to create a matcha sponge cake, to being more creative and adding matcha to famous cakes like tiramisu.

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Feeling a bit adventurous, we chose to do the latter option, because who doesn’t love tiramisu? And with the addition of matcha, it’s definitely bound to taste great no matter what.

While all the other ingredients were easy to find, the Mascarpone Cheese is the most challenging one.  Luckily, Robinson’s Supermarket had them on their dairy section, though the price is pretty high. 

Matchamisu Recipe
For this recipe, the baking of the Matchamisu was divided into three:
(1) Matcha Syrup
(2) Matcha Sponge Cake
(3) Matcha Cream

Ingredients for the Matcha Syrup:
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1 Cup of water
¾ Cup of sugar
1 Tablespoon of Matcha

Utensils and Equipment for Matcha Syrup:
1 Small casserole

Instructions for Matcha Syrup:
Step 1: Place the 1 Cup of water inside the Small casserole and together with the ¾ Cup of sugar and bring to boil.

Step 2: Once it starts boiling, lowerthe heat to a simmer for 3 minutes then removed from heat.

Step 3: Upon being cooled, add the 1 Tablespoon of Matcha and whisked together.

Matcha Syrup
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Ingredients for the Matcha Sponge Cake:
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4 Eggs (yolks are separated)
7 Tablespoons of sugar
¾ Cup all-purpose flour
1.5 tablespoons matcha
Confectioner's sugar (for dusting)

Utensils and Equipment for the Matcha Sponge Cake:
2 Cake pans
1 Mix bowl
1 Mixer
1 Oven

Instructions for the Matcha Sponge Cake:The next is the matcha sponge cake, which is the bulk of the work. 

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 F

Step 2: were prepared by Place parchment paper over the 2 Cake pans (oil can be placed underneath to keep them in place) and dusting them with Confectioner's sugar.
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Step 3: Preparation for the cake begins by placing the Egg Whites in the Mixing bowl and whisking them in the Mixer at low speed for 1 minute.

Step 4: Increase the speed to medium while slowly adding Sugar.

Step 5:  After all the sugar had gone in, increase the speed further to high until the Egg Whites starts forming stiff peaks and appearing shiny.

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Step 6: Add the Egg Yolks and mixed well.
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Step 7: Add the Matcha powder and mix well.

Step 8: Once everything looks perfectly mixed, transfer this mixture to the 2 Baking pans.  Make sure the surface appears flat and even to achieve a perfect layered cake upon baking. 

Step 9: Sprinkle Confectioner's sugar on top then place them on the Oven.
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Step 10: Bake for 10 minutes and leave to cool.

Matcha Sponge Cake
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Ingredients for the Matcha Cream:
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2 Egg yolks
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon rum
2/3 Cup of Mascarpone cheese
1/2 Cup of heavy cream
1 Tablespoon of matcha (add more for dusting)

Utensils and Equipment for the Matcha Cream:
1 Small pot and another stainless steel bowl (or double boiler)
1 Bowl

Step 1: Boil the water on the Small pot (or double boiler) and then place another stainless bowl on top.

Step 2: Place the 2 Egg yolks, 1 Tablespoon rum and 1 Tablespoon sugar  on the top stainless steel bowl and whisk together until it thickens (around 5 minutes)

Step 3: Let mixture cool for 5 minutes.

Step 4: In another Bowl, whip the 1/2 Cup of heavy cream until it formed soft peaks.

Step 5: Add the whipped cream to the mixture being cooled.

Step 6: Add the 1 Tablespoon of matcha and the 2/3 Cup of Mascarpone cheese to the mixture and mix until it is perfectly blended.

Matcha Cream
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Assemble the Cake
Once all three components of the Matchamisu had been completed, the next step is to assemble the cake.

Step 1:  Place the Matcha Sponge Cake at the bottom of your cake container (we used a square glassware).

Step 2: Soak the Matcha Sponge Cake with the Matcha Syrup
Tip: Make sure to really SOAK the cake because the sweetness of the cake depends on it!

Step 3: Add the Matcha Cream on top.

Step 4: Repeat sequence until the cake container is completely filled.

Step 5: Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours and then devoured right after.

Matchamisu Devoured Before I Could Even Take a Photo of It
And so, there you have it, a matcha-infused recipe perfect for tea-lovers who would love to have tea served in a plate rather than a cup. 

Hope you enjoy our Matchamisu Recipe!

*This is a remastered version of the MATCHAMISU/MATCHA TIRAMISU Recipe by Queenie Fok for Oh, How Civilized.

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Estimated Preparation Time
30 minutes

Estimated Baking Time
10 minutes per batch