Matcha which is powdered green tea is known to contain a high level of antioxidant. I have always been a lover of matcha tea and that probably explains my avid interest in using matcha in some of my recipes. It works exceptionally well with desserts such as cakes.
It started when a friend of mine brought over some tiramisu a couple of years ago. It tastes simply amazing and I was over the moon! That was probably the best tiramisu I had ever tasted. My special thanks to him for being kind and generous to share the recipe with me. Since then, it is my preferred choice each time I need to impress at gatherings!
After a while, I started to replace coffee (normally used in the classic tiramisu recipe) with matcha powder. There was no going back since then because it tastes too good. I especially enjoy serving this to friends who had never heard of matcha. It is always so pleasant to see the surprised look on their faces once they sink their teeth into the cake.
You can either substitute coconut liquor with rum or omit it from the recipe. If you do not have an electronic mixer, it might take a little longer to beat the mascarpone cheese manually. Just ensure that the mascarpone cheese is well mixed and has a thick texture to enable it to hold the cake together. At the same time, avoid over mixing mascarpone cheese or it may curdle or split. You will enjoy the cake with lots of smiles!
Matcha Tiramisu Cake is also known as: No-Bake Matcha Cake
Mix matcha powder with warm water until evenly dissolved. Then, add the half of the coconut liquor into the matcha powder mixture. Mix well. Pour mixture into a plate.
Beat mascarpone cheese, sugar, vanilla sugar, milk and the rest of the coconut liquor until stiff.
Dip ladyfinger biscuits into matcha mixture and place them closely in a cake pan or container to build the first layer.
Then, cover the ladyfinger biscuits with a generous layer of mascarpone cheese mixture. Repeat the steps. Finish with a final layer of mascarpone cheese. Refrigerate matcha tiramisu for at least 4 hours or best, overnight for optimum taste.
After that, cut some ladyfinger biscuits into halves and lightly sprinkle with matcha powder. Place them around the cake. Lastly, sprinkle matcha powder on the cake.