Magic Matcha Cake

I recently discovered what is called “Magic Cake”. From what I’ve gathered, it is called this because one batter goes into a pan, and three completely different layers come out. I can confirm that this occurred. The bottom layer was almost like a gelatin, the middle a custard, and the top something similar to a sponge cake.

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My magic cake recipe happened to call for matcha. Ever since my husband and I went to Morimoto’s restaurant in Maui, we have been obsessed with matcha desserts. Theirs is called ‘Road to Matcha’. And it is with that dish in mind that I created my first restaurant style dessert.

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The main part of the dessert was the Magic Matcha Cake. The next part was some fresh whipped cream. Which I foolishly decided to do by hand because my mixer was dirty. So many hand cramps. And finally taking a page from the Morimoto book, I made white chocolate ‘rocks’.

Step 1: Magic Matcha Cake. You can find the recipe here.

Step 2: Whipped Cream. Mix some powdered sugar with some heavy whipping cream and whip.

Step 3: White Chocolate Rocks. Melt some white chocolate over a double boiler. After the white chocolate is nice and smooth, poor in some cornflakes. I happened to have frosted flakes in my pantry and that was fine too. Perhaps on the sweet side though. Dollop the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge.

Step 4: Assemble. In hindsight, my slate cheeseboards would have made for a better presentation against the earthy green of the matcha cake.

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