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Green Tea Matcha Cake Roll

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"I love matcha green tea. I used to be able to get tons of delicious matcha desserts while I was in China. After coming to the States, I've been searching and trying, and finally came up with this one for matcha cake."
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2 h 3 m servings 246
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, 3 tablespoons matcha powder, and baking powder together 3 times in a bowl.
  3. Beat egg whites in a clean bowl using an electric mixture until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl using a clean beaters until very light. Add 1/2 cup sugar and sour cream; beat until light. Beat in flour mixture and milk until smooth. Fold in the egg whites. Smooth batter evenly over the prepared sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 8 minutes.
  6. Trim any uneven edges off the cake. Roll cake up in the parchment starting from the short side. Place on a rack and cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  7. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 tablespoon matcha powder and 1 tablespoon sugar gradually, continuing to beat until stiff.
  8. Unroll the cake and spread whipped cream over the top. Roll the cake up, peeling the parchment away and discarding it. Refrigerate cake roll for 1 hour before slicing.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • A blend of 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and 2 tablespoons cornstarch may be substituted for the cake flour and will not need to be sifted.
  • You can find matcha powder in Asian grocery stores and online.
  • You can use 1% or skim milk.
  • Make sure cake is still hot during the first roll.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 14.1 26.8 4.1 91 82 Full nutrition

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