Try Making Matcha Christmas Cake: A No-Bake Healthier Delight for the Holidays
Celebrate this Christmas with a twist as we introduce a Matcha Christmas Cake that's not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visual delight. Drawing inspiration from the rich traditions of Japan, China, and South Asian countries, this no-bake option offers a healthier, vibrant, and hassle-free addition to your festive spread.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons high-quality BLUE TEA’s Ceremonial Grade Matcha powder (Green Tea)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar or sugar substitute
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Greek yogurt or plant-based alternative
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
Mix and Sift:
Start by combining the all-purpose flour, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Give it a gentle sift to ensure a smooth batter.
Cream and Blend:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until it turns light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, incorporating each before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
Gradually fold the sifted dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Alternate with the Greek yogurt until you achieve a smooth batter. Ensure you begin and end with the dry ingredients.
Prepare the Pan:
Line a cake pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan, spreading it evenly.
Chill, Don’t Bake:
Place the cake in the refrigerator and let it set for at least 4 hours or, ideally, overnight. This no-bake method allows the flavors to meld and the cake to firm up beautifully.
Garnish and Serve:
Once set, remove the cake from the pan and adorn it with fresh strawberries. The vibrant green and red combination adds a festive touch.
Slice and Enjoy:
Cut generous slices of your Matcha Christmas Cake and savor the unique blend of matcha and sweetness. The no-bake method ensures a creamy texture and a delightful taste.
Why Choose a No-Bake Matcha Christmas Cake:
- Effortless Celebration: Skip the oven, save time, and still present a stunning dessert at your Christmas gathering.
- Healthful Indulgence: Embrace the antioxidant-rich goodness of matcha without compromising on flavor.
- Kid-Friendly Fun: The vibrant green color and fresh strawberry garnish make this cake a visual delight, perfect for capturing the attention of young ones. Bring together the culinary influences of Japan, China, and South Asian countries for a unique holiday treat.
Celebrate Christmas in style with this no-bake Matcha Christmas Cake, offering a fusion of flavors and a hassle-free approach to holiday dessert magic.