Green Tea Tiramisu

For the past four years I have been going to Seoul for vacation every summer. Yes, I do love Seoul. It is literally a girl’s heaven. My daily routine was basically sleeping, eating and shopping. What could I moan about that?

Cafes are EVERYWHERE in Seoul and they pretty much all serve cute desserts. This year, I went to a cafe called O’Sulloc and I had this AMAZING green tea tiramisu. The only thing I could moan about it (if I had to) was that there wasn’t enough cake!


When I came back to Hong Kong, I tried to find some similar recipe and HALLELUJAH I found a really good one! I got the recipe from an amazing blog called Amy’s Food Adventures. It is however a little bit confusing to find the whole recipe for the tiramisu from that site since it refers to an older post for the recipe of the green tea cake. I will therefore sum up the whole recipe for the green tea tiramisu here. I have also made some modifications, mainly by reducing the amount of sugar added.

Recipe (makes an 8 x 8 cake or 8 small rectangular cake) –


Ingredients –

250g of mascarpone cheese

3 egg yolks

30g of sugar

230g of whipping cream

1 tablespoon of green tea powder

A splash of water

Instructions –

1. Simmer some water in a pan and place a bowl on top in a way that its bottem doesn’t touch the simmering water.

2. Place the egg yolks and sugar into the bowl and whisk it until pale and fluffy.

3. In another bowl, whisk the mascarpone cheese until it is light and fluffy. Leave this out on the counter for 15-30 minutes before using it again.

4. Fold in 1/3 of the egg yolk mixture into the mascarpone with a spatula and then fold in the rest until it is fully incorporated.

5. In another container, whisk the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold the whipping cream into the mascarpone-egg yolk mixture.

6. Divide the completed mascarpone cream equally into two bowls.

7. In a small bowl, mix the green tea powder with a bit of hot water to dissolve the powder. Make sure that the mixture is smooth. If it is not smooth, you can use a very find sift to make it smoother.

8. Blend the matcha into one of the bowls of mascarpone cream.

9. Leave the bowls of mascapone cheese in the fridge until later use.

Honey Syrup

Ingredients –

30g of sugar

60ml of water

1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions –

1. Place all the ingredients in a pan and boil them until it has a thicker consistency, like syrup.

2. Set aside for later use.

Green tea sponge cake

Ingredients –

100g of cake flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Dash of fine salt

3 tablespoons of milk

1 tablespoon of green tea powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

60g of melted butter

4 large egg yolks

4 large egg whites

130g of sugar

Instructions –

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and set aside.

3. Whisk milk, vanilla, and green tea powder together and set aside.

4. Whisk the egg whites with 65g of sugar until they hold a soft peak when the whisk is lifted.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining 65g of sugar until the mixture is doubled in volume and has a pale, butter colour.

6. Fold the whipped egg whites mixture into the whipped egg yolk mixture.

7. Fold the flour into the whipped eggs mixture in two additions.

8. Stir a spoonful of batter into the milk mixture and then fold this mixture back into the remaining batter.

9. Fold in the melted butter in two additions.

10. Pour the batter into a buttered cake tin, preferrably with a removable bottom.

11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick can be removed from the cake without any batter being attached to it.

12. Let cool.


1. Slice the green tea sponge cake sideways to make two slices of cake. If you want the slices of cakes to be thinner, slice the cake into three equal slices but only use two of them for the green tea tiramisu.

2. Soak one layer of the sponge cake with the honey syrup using a brush.

3. Spread an even layer of green tea mascarpone cream on top.

4. Place another layer of green tea sponge cake and brush with honey syrup.

5. Spread the mascarpone cream on top.

6. Dust enough green tea powder on top as garnish.

7. Fridge the cake for at least four hours or overnight for easy slicing.

And this is how it looked like in the end 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Green Tea Tiramisu

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