Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha Twist

Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha Twist

This delightful Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha twist recipe combines the classic with the contemporary, resulting in a dessert that's both indulgent and intriguing.

Picture this, the aroma of a perfectly baked cheesecake wafting through the air, its golden brown exterior promising a creamy interior waiting to be discovered. Now, imagine infusing this classic indulgence with the earthy allure of Matcha, creating dessert that transcends boundaries. Follow along for step-by-step instructions, along with some invaluable tips and tricks to master the art of creating this Basque Cheesecake with matcha filling.


Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha Twist

Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha Twist



  • 2 cups Cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • 2 tablespoons Matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup melted salted butter for greasing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract or paste


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a springform pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.

  2. Create the Basque Cheesecake Batter: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar then vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually incorporate the flour, then pour in the heavy cream. Mix until the batter is velvety and free of lumps.

  3. Infuse with Matcha Magic: Divide the cheesecake batter in half. In one portion, add matcha powder, stirring until the vibrant green color is evenly distributed. This will be your matcha filling.

  4. Layering the Goodness: Begin by pouring a layer of the classic cheesecake batter into the prepared pan. Gently spoon the matcha batter on top, creating a beautiful two-tone effect.

  5. Swirling Techniques: Use a toothpick or skewer to create elegant swirls, merging the two batters together. Don't overmix; the goal is to achieve a marbled pattern that enhances both the visual appeal and flavor.

  6. Baking Brilliance: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the center is set but still slightly jiggly.

  7. Chill and Set: Allow the cheesecake to cool completely in the pan, then transfer it to the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. This ensures the flavors meld and the texture becomes irresistibly creamy.


Basque Cheesecake with a Matcha Twist

Tips and Tricks:

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure all dairy ingredients are at room temperature for a smoother batter.
  • Quality Matcha Matters: Invest in high-quality matcha powder for a vibrant color and authentic flavor.
  • Patient Swirling: Take your time when creating the swirls for an artistic touch.
  • Precision Baking: Keep an eye on the cheesecake towards the end; the top should be golden, but the center should retain a slight jiggle.

Indulge in the harmonious marriage of Basque cheesecake and matcha with this sensational recipe. With a perfect balance of flavors and textures, this dessert is sure to impress both your taste buds and your guests. Happy baking!


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