This is a light, airy, and incredibly delicious (and gives you a guilt-free feeling, even after eating 3 slices) chiffon cake with a mascarpone filling. I top the cake with green tea chocolate (white chocolate mixed with matcha powder) and it tastes like green tea Kit-Kats®! Yum!


Recipe Summary

1 hr
25 mins
1 hr 25 mins
1 double-layered cake


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 340 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

  • Mix cake flour, salt, and baking powder thoroughly.

  • Whisk matcha powder into the hot milk until no lumps remain. Let cool.

  • Beat yolks in a bowl using an electric mixer; add superfine sugar and blend until dissolved. Whisk in oil until thoroughly combined. Add the matcha-milk mixture and mix well. Sift in 1/4 of the flour mixture at a time, mixing batter well after each addition.

  • Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Add cream of tartar and whisk well. Add 1/4 of the sugar at a time, mixing well after each addition. Continue to whisk until stiff peaks form, or until mixture looks like shaving cream and no bubbles are visible. Do not overmix.

  • Gently fold 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the yolk batter using a spatula. Repeat with the rest of the egg whites. Pour batter into the prepared cake pans. Chill a clean metal bowl and whisk attachments in the freezer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Remove from oven. Invert pans and allow to cool completely; this will prevent the cakes from sinking.

  • Beat heavy cream and confectioners' sugar together in the chilled metal bowl until soft peaks form. Set frosting aside in the refrigerator.

  • Beat mascarpone cheese, heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and matcha powder in another bowl until filling mixture begins to stick to the whisks.

  • Run a thin knife along the edges of the baking pans to remove the cakes. Spread the mascarpone filling over 1 side of each cake. Place 1 cake on a serving plate, filled-side up; top with the other cake, filled-side down. Spread frosting over the surface.

Cook's Notes:

The matcha powder can be dissolved in hot creamer or water instead of the milk.

For Step 4, if you are using granulated sugar instead of superfine, place a small pot of water on the stove and heat until simmering. Place your egg yolks in a metal bowl and pour in the sugar. Move the mixing bowl above the simmering water. Make sure the bottom does not touch the water. Gently whisk the sugar and yolks together for 2 minutes until all the sugar dissolves. Repeat in Step 5 but with the egg whites.

For the filling, feel free to substitute milk for the heavy cream.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fat 28.7g; cholesterol 174.5mg; sodium 118.7mg. Full Nutrition