This No-Bake Matcha White Chocolate Cheesecake is incredibly creamy, perfectly sweet, with subtle bitter matcha and white chocolate flavors.
I know that it has not been long since the last time I posted No-Bake Matcha Oreo Cheesecake. And yes, I am back with another matcha cheesecake recipe and it is a really good one, even better than the previous one. Today, I am sharing this No-Bake Matcha White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.
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This beautiful cake has a digestive biscuit crust that is filled with layers of matcha and white chocolate cheesecake with a matcha swirl on top. The layers make it looks impressive, and you truly get the best of both worlds.
This No-Bake Matcha White Chocolate Cheesecake is incredibly creamy and rich, with a delicious subtle white chocolate flavor that pairs beautifully with the matcha powder in the cheesecake filling. It brings the characteristic bitter flavor of matcha and the sweetness from white chocolate that actually balances out the flavors quite well.
The white chocolate flavor in this one is not quite as prominent, but it does give it a more refined flavor profile and makes the cheesecake even creamier. It also helps the cheesecake set in the fridge perfectly with a tenderly firm consistency.
- Digestive biscuit crust. Buttery and crunchy crust made from a mixture of digestive biscuit crumbs and melted butter.
- Matcha white chocolate cheesecake. The green middle layer is made from the same white chocolate cheesecake batter with the addition of matcha. The matcha balances out the richness and sweetness of the white chocolate with its signature earthy flavor.
- White chocolate cheesecake. The white chocolate flavor is very subtle here, but it makes the cheesecake a lot creamier with a more refined flavor.
- Matcha swirl. Beautiful marbled effect on top to finish the cake. It is similar to the matcha white chocolate cheesecake batter, but with a more intense matcha flavor.
Choosing The Right Matcha
Some of you may get confused about the difference between green tea and matcha. Don’t confuse matcha with the same green tea that you drink at home or Japanese restaurants. The names are slightly deceptive because green tea and matcha are used interchangeably, but they are actually slightly different. Matcha and green tea both come from the same plant, camellia sinensis, but they are grown and processed differently.
Matcha is made from whole green tea leaves that have been pulverized into a super fine powder. Because the whole leaf is powdered and ingested, instead of just water infused through the tea leaves, matcha has significantly greater substances and deeper flavor than green tea. Moreover, you cannot grind the regular green tea to make matcha, considering matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves. Processing regular green tea involves the leaves being left in the sun. Comparatively, matcha bushes are specifically kept undercover to increase the chlorophyll and amino acid level in the leaves. That is why matcha has a much richer flavor than green tea.
Please note that matcha comes in both ceremonial-grade and culinary-grade. Ceremonial-grade matcha is considered higher quality and should be used for drinking. Meanwhile, the culinary-grade powder is intended for baking and cooking purposes.
More Matcha Recipes
- Matcha White Chocolate Brownies
- Zebra-Striped Matcha Shortbread Cookies
- Matcha Panna Cotta
- Eggless Matcha Tiramisu Cake
- Matcha Brownie Cookies
- Matcha Pancakes
More Cheesecake Recipes
- New York Cheesecake
- Basque Burnt Cheesecake
- No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake
- No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
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