Matcha Green Tea Yogurt Mousse Cake

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Green teas contain a high amount of antioxidants, which are found in many foods, including vegetables, fruits, and chocolate, known to forestall aging.
Green tea is also known as a mood enhancer as it contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind.
  1. Dissolve the gelatin in the water and set aside for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the matcha green tea powder into the yogurt. Microwave the gelatin together with water for about 20 seconds. Pour the yogurt mixture into the melted gelatin. Whip the cream with sugar in a separate bowl until very soft peaks form, carefully fold this into the matcha yogurt mixture.
  2. Place an 7-inch mousse ring in a plate and arrange one single layer of lady fingers on the bottom, leaving one centimeter from the sides, so that the mousse will drip down and fill up all around the cake layer. Gently press second layer of lady fingers cookies and the rest of the mousse filling. Cover and chill for at least 5 hours until firm.
  3. To unmold cake, using a damp very hot towel, carefully heat outside of spring-form pan until edge of mousse melts slightly. Pipe some whipped cream around the edge of the cake, dust the top with matcha tea powder. Garnish with fresh strawberries and sugared pearls.


Sara 20/3/09 20:05

What a beautiful cake! I've never had matcha before, but I've heard good things about it.

Anonymous 20/3/09 21:24

This is a gorgeous cake! My daughter came over to look and is making a lot of "mmmm yum" noises here.

Maggie 22/3/09 00:30

The strawberries and matcha make a stunning color combination! It looks beautifully light and perfect for spring.

chumpman 23/3/09 04:34

I'm a super fan that I have always been fond of anything green tea flavored. May it be cookies, biscuits, cakes, sweets and so with ice cream. This is absolutely one of the recipe I can't miss, have to put it under my 'must try' list. Drool !

Green Tea 22/1/10 09:42

Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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Anonymous 26/2/10 21:50

Thanks for sharing, Angie! I love green tea mousse cake.

hanushi 11/11/10 07:16

Hi Angie,

Can I ask if I were to replace gelatin with agar-agar, what should I do?

Angie's Recipes 11/11/10 20:39

How about bringing the water to a boil, then stir in agar agar, and bring it to a simmer again?

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Amy Li 18/5/12 16:03

Hi Angie,
I have made the green tea mousse using your recipe and it tasted delicious! When I did mine, I inserted sponge cake layered in between the mousse. However, this time around I would like to use ladyfingers. A friend suggested that I dip the lady fingers into a liquer to make it a little softer when eating it. Should I buy a liquer (ie. Kahlua) or use the green tea matcha from the recipe and dilute it with a little bit of water to dip my ladyfinges? If so, how much water should I use?

Amy Li

Amy Li 18/5/12 16:10

I forgot to ask, how many ladyfingers is 100g? I want to prepare a mixture(maybe mixing green tea matcha powder with a bit of water) to make the ladyfingers a bit softer before inserting into my mousse. How much water and matcha powder should I mix together? I hope that this is a good idea! I'm trying to avoid using liquer if possible.


Angie's Recipes 20/5/12 06:27

@Amy Li Matcha water sounds great to me...not sure whether it's a good idea to mix tea and kahlua (coffee flavour, I believe?) You might actually just need a large tablespoon of matcha water to soak the ladyfingers, and depends on strong you want it, between 1/3-1/2 tsp matcha powder would be sufficient.
I don't remember exactly how many ladyfingers I used for the recipe...I guess you want to bake ladyfingers yourself? Bake more, and use the rest to dip the mousse ;-)


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