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Matcha Cake with Kitkat

Matcha Cake with Kitkat

If you have an extra sponge cake sitting in your fridge or pantry. You gotta try this simple Matcha Cake for an afternoon tea and snack. Its a layer sponge cake, Mascaporne with Kitkat drizzled with Matcha. Though this dessert is just a small serving, you can double this recipe in the future for more.

Servings: 2

Matcha Cake with Kitkat


  • 3-4 kitkats
  • 100g Mascarpone
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 100ml cream
  • 200g sponge cake
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (yes, this is just a hint of taste and flavor)
  • For Garnish: 
  • Matcha Macarons
  • Glazed Strawberries (dipped in sugar syrup)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Mascarpone, egg yolk and honey. Break up KitKat into small pieces and set it aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat 50 ml of the cream until fluffy and soft peaks form. Then, gently fold in Mascarpone mixture and mashed KitKats. Let it chill in refrigerator.
  3. In a another bowl, combine matcha green tea, soy sauce and 100 ml of warm water. Transfer into a large pan tray and set it aside.
  4. Slice your sponge cake into slices about a 2-3 inches height, then soak into the matcha mixture. Then, line the moulds with cling film and set it aside
  5. Place the sponge in the bottom of the mould, then cover with a layer of cream. Repeat, then top with a final layer of cream and leave to firm up in the refrigerator.
  6. For the decor: Beat the remaining 50ml of cream with a sprinkle of matcha and spread on top to decorate. Sprinkle extra match powder on top. And decorate with Matcha Macarons, Kitkat, chocolate bars, strawberries etc.
  7. Decorate as you like. Enjoy!


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