Matcha Green Tea Lava Cake with Caramel

Matcha – powdered green tea – is popular because of its stress-reducing and immune-boosting benefits as well as unique flavor and is central to Chinese and Japanese traditions. It is most often used as a drink ingredient.

How about using matcha to make a dessert? Health benefits aside, matcha’s emerald color will add an interesting personality to any dessert plate. It is the perfect combination of Asian flavors with a traditional dessert.

Today I tried making a well-known dessert, a lava cake, with matcha. Below is the completed dish, served with mango sorbet, caramel sauce, and fresh raspberries.

Matcha Green Tea Lava Cake with Caramel

Ingredients:

- Matcha green tea - White chocolate - Butter - Sugar - Flour - Egg - Milk - Raspberries

– Matcha green tea powder
– White chocolate
– Butter
– Sugar
– Flour
– Egg
– Milk
– Raspberries

Procedure:

 

Caramel is ready.

Caramel is ready in a few minutes.

After about 15 minutes in the oven, the matcha cake puffed in the ramekin. Take out of oven.

After about 15 minutes in the oven, the matcha cake puffed in the ramekin. Take out of oven.

Flip the ramekin -- the matcha green tea lava cake is here!

Flip the ramekin — the matcha green tea lava cake is ready!

The matha green tea and raspberries provide a healthy balance to the sugar and butter in the dessert. They also add great colors to the plate. Best of all, they deliver a unique taste. Top it off with ice cream or mango sorbet, as I did!

Enjoy your weekend!

14 thoughts on “Matcha Green Tea Lava Cake with Caramel

    • A brown color fondant may undermine the green color of the matcha. Brown chocolate also produces too strong a chocolate flavor that may take over that of the matcha. So, for this particular matcha dessert, l guess white chocolate fits better. Thanks for the comment!

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