Matcha Layer Cake With White Chocolate Ganache Drip Recipe

Matcha Layer Cake With White Chocolate Ganache Drip – filled with decadent whipped mascarpone cream and topped with homemade mini meringue cookies.


Looking for a beautiful cake to make this holiday season? Planning a party? Birthday? Love matcha?

Quite a few question marks, right guys?

Sorry, but can I say I’m proud of this matcha layer cake?

It did not take much time to make and I used some of my favorite ingredients.

Matcha and mascarpone cheese in a layer cake.

Fluffy layers of flavorful and sweet matcha cake, creamy and extremely delicious mascarpone cream.

And not to mention the trendy white chocolate ganache drip, that you can see on so many cakes.

I’m obsessed with these drip cakes. They look cool!


And this dripping technique requires minimal efforts and makes cakes like this matcha layer cake look gorgeous. Or at least I think so!

To make the cake even more festive, I topped it with some simple mini meringue cookies, which I prepared myself.

I felt bad slicing it, I loved it so much!

For this cake, I baked two 8-inch layers, which I then cut in half, using a serrated knife.

To make the cake extra moist and delicious, I brushed the layers with simple syrup, before adding the filling.


You can use more whipped cream on the outside, but I’ve been into those “naked”/”semi-naked” cakes lately, so I just lightly frosted it and scraped the excess frosting on the sides and top of the cake.


For the ganache drizzle/drip – I use a piping bag/zip lock bag to add ti to the edges of the cake.

I’m a big fan of coffee, but I also like green tea.


This means I also like matcha. I need to experiment with it in baked goods more, hopefully in the new year!

Hope you like this Matcha Layer Cake With Mascarpone Whipped Cream And White Chocolate Ganache Drip!

Matcha Layer Cake With White Chocolate Ganache Drip Recipe

Matcha Layer Cake With White Chocolate Ganache Drip - filled with decadent whipped mascarpone cream and topped with homemade mini meringue cookies.


For the matcha cake layers:

  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Matcha powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the mascarpone whipped cream:

  • 8 0z (225 grams) Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar

For the simple syrup:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For the white chocolate ganache:

  • 10 oz white chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

For the meringue cookies:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar


For the matcha cake layers:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat eggs and sugar together, for 4-5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add oil and vanilla extract, beat for 1 minute, until combined.
  3. In a bowl. sift together flour, salt, baking powder and Matcha powder.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ones and beat until just combined.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F.
  6. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with oil spray, line with parchment paper and spray over the paper.
  7. Divide mixture between both pans.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through (I usually bake for 30 minutes).
  9. Let the cake cool inside the pans for 5 minutes, then carefully remove and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the mascarpone whipped cream:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together mascarpone cheese, sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract for 3-4 minutes, until all combined and stiff peaks form.

For the simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Stir to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat. Cool completely.

For the white chocolate ganache:

  1. In a small saucepan heat heavy cream, until it just starts to boil. Remove from heat. Add white chocolate.
  2. Slowly start to mix the mixture with a whisk or a spatula (it may take a few minutes), until incorporated. Cool.
  3. If it gets too hard, you may add more heavy cream to thin it.

For the meringue cookies:

  1. Beat egg whites for 1 minute on medium speed. Add cream of tartar.
  2. Slowly add sugar, beating on medium-high. Beat until stiff peaks form. (Whisk attachment should leave stiff peak and mixture should look glossy).
  3. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  4. Fill a pastry bag (use a tip of your choice like open or closed star tip, I just cut off the tip of the bag for these cookies) with the meringue mixture.
  5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and pipe 1/2 inch cookies, leaving space between them.
  6. Bake at 175 F for 1 hour and 30 minutes and then let cookies cool inside the oven.

To assemble:

  1. Cut off the dome from each cake, then using a serrated knife, slice each cake in half.
  2. Place the first layer on a cake platter. Brush with simple syrup. Spread generous amount of cream on top. Add the second layer, repeat the process. Repeat with the third layer and add the fourth one. Do not brush the fourth with simple syrup. Spread some cream on the top of the cake and the sides. Scrape with a spatula to achieve the "naked" look.
  3. Fill a small piping bag/ zip lock bag with ganache. Ganache needs to be thin and runny. Squirt ganache on the edge to the cake, and it will drip down.
  4. Decorate cake with meringue cookies, dust with matcha.


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