Monday, July 13, 2009

Green Tea Mousse Cake

Green tea is a type of tea made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing.
Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. And i used to drink green tea for a long time.....
So, today, i've decided to make cakes from green tea.....heehee! Sounds healthy ya!
Powdered green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony is called "matcha". It is unnecessary to buy the highest-grade tea for this recipe.

I got this recipe from my neighbour,...and i've reduced the sugar and slightly change the ingredients for it. I want a more simple cake and also a more refreshing one,....and my husband dislike too strong flavour of the i also cut down the green tea powder here. And it turns out just nice!

A thin layer of sponge cake (i used plain sponge)
~ Cut cake to fit cake rings. Set aside.
1.5 tbsps Gelatine (dissolved in 50ml water)-used double boiling
180ml Milk
70g Castor sugar
10g Green tea powder
1/2 tsp Lemon zest
370ml UHT Whipping cream
~ Double boil gelatine with 50ml water
~ Cook milk, sugar, lemon zest and green tea powder in a saucepan over low fire.
~ Add in gelatine mixture, stir well.
~ In a mixing bowl, whisk whipping cream till stiff.
~ Fold in the green tea mixture into the whisked whipping cream.
~ Gradually mix well the mixture and pour into the cake base tin.
~ Chill till set before serving.
*Garnish with your favourite fruits.

** I used a 4.5" loose base pan. Of course it can be a 9" pan, i just find its cute when its in a smaller size.
** Note that the cake base must be thin (less than 1")

Okay, what to say about the left over cake after cutting for the cake base used here,......
Well.....i just whipped some cream and fold in some blueberry filling for those left overs....heehee!
Yup!...those are the "Blueberry Sandwiches"...haha!...;P
For those who like Green tea, you definitely cannot miss this!!


  1. Thanks for the yummy and lovely cake! We ate up most of it and now only 1/4 left. ;) It's soft and creamy, also very light! The taste of the green tea is also very subtle, nice! :)

  2. Welcome BB, so happy that u all like it..:)



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