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Strawberry Matcha Roll Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Shinee
This ultra-light and fluffy strawberry matcha roll cake is an easy and elegant spring treat! Delicate sponge cake flavored with Japanese green tea powder and filled with fluffy whipped cream and fresh strawberries. DIVINE!
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Ingredients

For cake:

  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon 5gr matcha powder
  • 1 cup 125gr cake flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

For filling:

  • ½ cup 120ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • 7 oz 200gr fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped

Instructions

  • To make the sponge cake, preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Line baker's half baking sheet (about 16.5 x 11.5 inches) with parchment paper.
  • Separate egg yolks and egg whites. (Tip: Make sure there's absolutely no trace of egg yolk in egg whites, or it won't whip into fluffy white stiff peaks.)
  • In a small bowl, mix matcha powder with 1 tablespoon hot water until smooth.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and ¼ cup of sugar until pale and tripled in size, about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the matcha paste.
  • In a mixing bowl with whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until frothy. Add remaining ¼ cup of sugar one tablespoon at a time. Increase the speed to medium high and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add half of whipped egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Gently fold the batter with a spatula until almost smooth, and then add the remaining whipped egg whites. Carefully fold the batter until smooth.
  • Sift in the cake flour and salt. Gently fold it until the flour is fully incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly and smooth the surface.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, lay a clean kitchen towel on the counter and generously dust with powdered sugar.
  • Once the cake is out of oven, immediately invert it on the prepared kitchen towel. Peel off the parchment paper and roll it with the towel and all. (This helps the cake roll without cracking by creating a muscle memory.) Set the rolled cake on a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • To make the whipped cream, in a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, beat heavy cream on low speed until frothy.
  • Add sugar and continue to whip on medium speed until hard peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To assemble, once cooled completely, unroll the cake and spread half of the whipped cream over the cake and sprinkle chopped strawberries.
  • Then spread the remaining whipped cream over the strawberries and roll the cake into a log. Dust with powdered sugar and serve! Refrigerate the cake, covered, if not serving right away.

Notes

For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.