Matcha Tiramisu

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Introducing a delightful twist on the classic Italian dessert: matcha tiramisu! Elevate your dessert game with this fusion of traditional tiramisu flavors and the earthy richness of matcha green tea. This recipe offers a perfect balance of creamy textures and vibrant, aromatic notes, making it a refreshing treat for any occasion.

If you’re a fan of tiramisu or simply curious to explore new flavors, this recipe is sure to captivate your taste buds. Unlike traditional tiramisu, which relies heavily on coffee-soaked ladyfingers, this rendition introduces a unique twist by infusing the delicate bitterness of matcha into the creamy layers.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making tiramisu from scratch—this recipe is designed with the home cook in mind, offering clear instructions and simple techniques to ensure a delicious outcome every time. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned baker, you’ll find joy in creating this delectable dessert.

Using readily available ingredients and a few basic kitchen tools, you can whip up a batch of matcha tiramisu that rivals any dessert served in fancy restaurants. The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility; you can easily adjust the sweetness and intensity of the matcha to suit your preferences.

Try these other sweet recipes: Luscious Lemon Squares, Easy Chocolate Ice Cream or Salted-Caramel Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.


Matcha Tiramisu

Matcha Tiramisu

Matcha Tiramisu is a wonderful play on regular tiramisu, it is layer upon layer of matcha. Creamy, rich, and bursting with bold matcha flavors, this irresistible matcha tiramisu. Beware if you are sensitive to caffeine, stick to eating just one.

  • Author: Oh How Civilized
  • Prep Time: :45
  • Cook Time: :30
  • Total Time: 1:15
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


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Matcha Syrup

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon matcha

Matcha Sponge Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons matcha
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting

Matcha Cream

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon matcha + more for dusting


  1. Make the matcha syrup first, bring water (3/4 cup) and sugar (1/2 cup) to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat. Let cool, then sift in the matcha (1 tablespoon). Whisk well.
  2. For the cake, Turn oven on to 350°F. Lay parchment paper on a 13″x18″ sheet tray. If the parchment paper rolls up, put a little butter or oil under each corner. Dust the parchment paper with confectioner’s sugar. Set aside.
  3. Separate eggs (4). In a mixing bowl, whisk on low speed, the egg whites for 1 minute. Turn up the speed to medium and slowly add the sugar (7 tablespoons).
  4. After adding the sugar, turn speed to high. Mix until the stiff peaks form and the egg whites look shiny.
  5. Add the egg yolks (4) and fold to mix. Mix well.
  6. Sift in matcha (1 1/2 tablespoon) and flour (3/4 cup) to the egg mixture and fold to incorporate.
  7. Pour the mixture onto the sheet tray and spread evenly. Dust confectioner’s sugar on top.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. Use a cookie cutter (we used the 3″) to cut out circles.
  9. And, the matcha cream.
  10. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer. Put the egg yolks (2), sugar (1 tablespoon), and rum (1 tablespoon) in a stainless steel bowl that will sit on top of the pot. Continuously whisk all three ingredients together until it thickens to the ribbon stage (about 5 minutes). Cool for 5 minutes.
  11. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream (1/2 cup) until soft peaks form. Combine the lightly whipped heavy cream and the egg mixture. Fold together.
  12. Sift in the matcha (1 tablespoon) and mix well. Finally, fold in the mascarpone cheese (2/3 cup).


  1. In a small glass, put in a piece of the sponge cake. Spoon on the matcha syrup over the sponge cake, making sure the sponge cake gets soaked with the syrup. Dollop the matcha cream on top. Layer on another piece of sponge cake. Pour on matcha syrup to the top level sponge cake. Add the final layer of matcha cream and dust with matcha.


  • Serving Size: 10
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