FoodA matcha masterpiece: Strawberry sponge cake roll redefining desserts

A matcha masterpiece: Strawberry sponge cake roll redefining desserts

Green roll with strawberries
Green roll with strawberries
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6 July 2024 17:37

Fluffy sponge cake delicately infused with the flavour of matcha, whipped cream and mascarpone filling, and delicious, fresh strawberries - this roll has everything that's most delightful. This unique treat will captivate both children and adults.

Although matcha is usually associated with drinking and is often wrapped in a Japanese ceremony, it is increasingly becoming a popular addition to cakes and desserts. It's considered one of the healthiest teas in the world, so it's undoubtedly worth inviting it into your kitchen.

Green matcha and strawberry sponge cake roll

Although matcha's roots go back to China, the Japanese discovered its potential and perfected the cultivation and processing process. The tea-drinking ritual is called "cha-no-yu," but you don’t need to search the internet to search for all the accessories. In this recipe, mix the tea with the sponge cake mixture.

The sponge cake roll gains a delicate green colour and a light green tea flavour thanks to matcha. Inside, there's a simple combination of cream, mascarpone, and strawberries. The cake is light, attractive in taste, and, above all, delicious.

Ingredients:

Sponge Cake:

  • 6 eggs,
  • 125 grams of all-purpose flour,
  • 200 grams of sugar,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder,
  • 4 teaspoons of matcha.

Other ingredients: 

  • 285 ml of 36% cream,
  • 255 grams of mascarpone,
  • 5 tablespoons of powdered sugar,
  • 140 grams of strawberries.

Instructions:

Step 1. Separate the egg whites from the yolks and beat them with a mixer, gradually adding sugar. When the mixture is fluffy and stiff, gradually add the yolks. Sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and matcha into the egg mixture and mix. Pour the sponge cake mixture onto a large baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes at 175°C.

The sponge cake for the roulade should be flat.
The sponge cake for the roulade should be flat.© Delicacies

Step 2. After baking, turn the sponge cake upside down onto a clean towel and remove the parchment paper, then turn it over again and roll it up with the towel. This will prevent it from crumbling during the rolling process.

The sponge cake should be rolled.
The sponge cake should be rolled.© Deliciousness

Step 3. Whip the chilled cream and powdered sugar. Then, add the mascarpone and mix. Unroll the cooled sponge cake, spread the cream mixture, and add slices of strawberries. Finally, roll up the cake.

Swiss roll
Swiss roll© Delicious Dishes

Step 4. Tightly wrap the rolled cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. After this time, unwrap the cake and cut it into portions. Enjoy!

Green sponge roll with strawberries
Green sponge roll with strawberries© Delicacies
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