August 30, 2016 2 min read

Kenko’s Matcha Recipe Day is back!

Today we have another exciting matcha dessert recipe. It’s one of our favourites that will definitely impress anyone who tries it.

Let’s meet Julia aka@juliaaanne and her deliciousMatcha Black Sesame Cheesecake!

Matcha green tea swirled black sesame cream cheese filling is baked with shortbread cookie crust for your delicious cheesecake

Julia is a nurse and passionate adventurer. When she is not working, she spends her time travelling, organising social justice campaigns for With Church, and enjoying her favourite passion - baking.

Sometime in the far future, she hopes to retire from nursing and open a bakery. Until then, she enjoys learning and improving on her baking skills.

Julia’s cheesecake is inspired fromOh, Sweet Day!She has adapted theMatcha Black Sesame Cheesecake recipe, making it a little sweeter. Also, instead of the hazelnut shortbread crust, she has changed it up by using another shortbread recipe.

This tasty blend of matcha and black sesame brings a flavour of the East to your favourite cheesecake. It is a gorgeous cake you’re bound to delight in serving it up to friends.

Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake

Yield: 8-in (20 cm) cake


-Shortbread Crust-

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold & cut into small chunks
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner sugar


  • 2 packages of 8-ounce (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp matcha powder
  • ⅓ cup black sesame powder


Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake - process via @juliaaanne

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C), grease or line an 8-inch spring form pan
  2. Mix the crust ingredients in a food processor until it resembles coarse meal
  3. Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan
  4. Bake crust for 15-18 mins, set aside to cool & turn down oven to 300F (150C)
  5. Mixcream cheese, sour cream, sugar + vanilla extract until combined using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment
  6. Addeggs one at a time, blend for another 2 mins until well combined
  7. Divide batter into 2 equal portions: Add 2 tbsp matcha powder to one & black sesame powder to another
  8. Mix both batters until well combined and mixed
  9. Pour black sesamefilling over the crust in the prepared pan
  10. Dollopmatchafilling on top & swirl the mixture together using a knife
  11. Bake on the middle rack with a pan full of water on the lower rack for 1 h or till the edge is puffed while the center is still wobbly and wet looking.
  12. Turn off the oven with the door slightly opened, let it sit there to cool completely for at least half an hour
  13. Remove from the oven then chill for overnight
  14. Sprinkle remaining matcha powder on top of the cake right before serving

Luscious Matcha Swirled Black sesame Cheesecake definitely makes the perfect dessert to share with your family and friends

Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake is surely the perfect choice in your baking bucket list… enjoy!


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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!