April 27, 2016 2 min read

Green Tea Cake with red bean pastes topped with cream cheese frosting and jam

Experimenting with exciting new recipes gives us a buzz at Kenko Tea, and we’re delighted to share our latest favorite with you:Matcha Red Bean Cake + Cream Cheese Frosting by Sydni Ng aka @mybakingbucketlist.

This super easy dessert combines the bittersweet flavors of matcha with thesweetness and creaminess of red bean paste and cream cheese frosting.

We expect nothing less fromSydni Ng, who’s always creating something special in her kitchen.You can follow her culinary innovations here:

There is an overnight element to this recipe - but it’s so delicious and simple to make it’s worth waiting for.

Now, let’s get started!

Matcha Cake with Red Bean Paste

Red Bean Paste

Red bean paste by @mybakingbucketlist

- 1 hour cook time | 30 mins prep time -

  • 200 g red beans, washed & rinsed
  • Water
  • 50 grams sugar
  1. Fill the pot of red beans with water up to 1 inch above the beans
  2. Boil on high heat, then turn to low once it boils
  3. Continue cooking till the beans are soft (about 1h)
  4. Stir frequently to prevent beans from sticking to the bottom & add more water to cover the beans
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sugar once the beans are soft
  6. Let it cool down slightly for an hour
  7. Blend till smooth & refrigerate overnight

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting by @mybakingbucketlist

  • 250g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Whip cream cheese and butter till combined
  2. Add icing sugar and vanilla extract, scrape down the sides
  3. Continue whipping and scrapping down the sides for 2 more times

Matcha Cake (10-in W + 1-in Hl)

Matcha green tea cake by @mybakingbucketlist

- 30 mins prep | 40 mins bake time -

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 140g sugar
  • 115g plain flour
  • 20g corn flour
  • 12g matcha powder
  • 40g butter
  • 70 ml milk
Matcha cake batter by @mybakingbucketlist
    1. Whip the egg whites on high speed till light and fluffy
    2. Add in half the sugar, & continue whipping till combined
    3. Repeat with remaining sugar
    4. Add in egg yolks, & whip till combined
    5. Sift plain flour, corn flour and matcha powder in a separate bowl, & mix well
    6. Fold dry ingredients into the egg mixture **Do NOT overmix**
    7. Melt butter with milk over a bowl of hot water 
    8. Preheat oven to 170 C
    9. Fold 1/4 of the butter mixture into the the batter
    10. Repeat with remaining butter mixture
    11. Bake the batter in a baking pan lined with baking paper for 30-40mins
    12. Let it cool before slicing into half
    13. Top with bean pastes & cream cheese frosting on both halves
    14. Stack them on top of each other & Enjoy!
    Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting Cake with red bean pastes by @mybakingbucketlist

      This yummy matcha red bean cake with cream cheese frosting will surely bring a smile to anyone who tries it.


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      1990 reviews

      Lovely green color powder

      First matcha purchase!

      So far I have made tea cookies, raw nut/fruit balls, smoothies, and plain matcha with cashew milk and it's all good to me! Don't have much to compare it to but a chain coffee shop latte experience years ago. I learned the amazing benefits that make the cost of matcha well worth the price.

      I have yet to receive my order

      This review is not about the quality of the set, but based on my customer service experience. Placed my order on April 13th, got shipping notification on April 14th, and the last shipping notification I got was April 16th saying USPS was awaiting the item in Buena Vista, CA. Emailed customer service April 22nd and received a response the same day from a member of your team saying he would inform me once he receives info from usps. I also contact usps and they stated they have no information regarding the package. As of today, April 27th, I have yet to receive any information about my order. This was meant as a gift that will now be late. Was very excited to try the set and the matcha, but this experience makes me doubt if I will order from Kenko again, unfortunately. Would appreciate this problem being solved as soon as possible. Thank you.

      first time matcha drinker

      Good starter set! Comes with everything you need if you're a newbie and directions too!

      Perfect set

      This is a perfect Matcha set for someone who likes the tea! Classy!