Matcha Swirl Cheesecake

If you like cheesecake, then this one is definitely for you. This matcha cheesecake gives a Japanese twist to a classic New York cheesecake. You really don’t need a lot of ingredients or effort to make this delicious cheesecake. So, give it a go and impress your loved ones with this amazing dessert!

Yield: 8″ cake

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Ingredients:

  • Crust
    • 18 Digestive cookies (plain or chocolate)
    • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • Cheesecake
    • 16oz cream cheese (2 packs)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp matcha
    • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F and lightly butter a 8″ cake pan.
  2. Put cookies into a ziploc bag and crush them until they become fine pieces. Pour in unsalted butter into ziploc bag. Close it tight and massage contents in bag until evenly mixed.
  3. Pour bag contents into cake pan pressing evenly to form a thin crust.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour until light and fluffy.
  5. Continue beating, while adding eggs one at a time. Scrape sides of bowl after each addition. Add in vanilla.
  6. Pour half the batter into cakepan.
  7. Add matcha powder into leftover half batter and beat until smooth.
  8. Gently pour matcha batter on top of original batter.
  9. Add teaspoons of heavy cream here and there and using a toothpick or fork, swirl the top to make cool designs.
  10. Bang the cakepan a few times on countertop to release any bubbles trapped inside the batter.
  11. Place cheesecake in a larger pan and add 1/2 inch of HOT water into pan.
  12. Bake in oven for 10 mins then lower the heat to 200F for 35 mins until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  13. Let it cool to room temperature before popping it in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

For those who are wondering where I get my matcha from, I highly recommend Midori (culinary grade matcha) from Matchaelogist as they produce various grades of premium quality matcha that is perfect for any matcha lovers. 

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