Matcha Roll Cake is a perfect combination of refreshing matcha green tea sponge cake rolled with fresh fruits and a rich cream cheese filling. With its vibrant green and red colors, this cake is the perfect recipe for the holidays. Recipe courtesy of Aiya Matcha.
If you find rolling the cake to be difficult, you can make small slits in the side to make it easier to roll.
Preheat the oven to 340 to 350 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift the flour and matcha together.
Continuously mix the egg yolks and ⅓ cup of the sugar together until they become white and fluffy.
Add the three egg whites to a different bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer, adding the ¼ cup of sugar in two parts. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold one-third of the egg whites into the egg yolks and sugar. Once it is well incorporated, add about half of the flour mixture and mix well. Repeat until all of the flour is incorporated. Add the remaining egg whites to the mixture. Finally, add the melted butter and milk, and mix in.
Spread out the batter on the lined baking sheet in an even layer. Place in the oven and bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature and slowly mix the heavy cream into it little by little. Once it is completely mixed in, add the sugar and mix until it thickens. Add the kirsch.
Remove any excess moisture from the peaches and cut them into ¼- to ½-inch-square pieces. Whip some heavy cream for decorating.
Transfer the baked cake to a fresh piece of parchment paper. Spread a layer of the cream cheese frosting on the cake and place the fresh cut fruit on top. Roll it up, making sure not to roll the parchment paper into the cake as well. Once the cake is fully rolled, wrap the parchment paper around it and twist the ends like a candy wrapper. Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill and set.
Remove the cake from the refrigerator and remove from the parchment paper wrapping. Decorate to your liking. We recommend piping whipped cream on the top and then decorating with strawberries, chocolate pieces, dusting with some powdered sugar, and silver dragées. You can also place some fresh herbs on the plate to really convey the holiday spirit!