Matcha Crepe Cake!

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Hey guys!

Do you love matcha? I absolutely love it and drink it in everything from smoothies to lattes! I love its earthy flavor, plus it is SO good for you! The antioxidants are through the roof! Studies show it can help fight cancer, reduce cholesterol, act as a calming agent, and it has anti-inflammatory properties. So I figured, why let beverages have all the fun? Why not create a stunning cake that’s worthy of the fanciest birthday party, but easy enough to make any day of the week for brunch, or even breakfast. I love this cake because it’s not overly sweet. In fact, you can totally steal this crepe recipe and use it for savory crepes, or any type of traditional crepe. They’re no-fail! Another highlight…they’re gluten-free! I think you should make this cake instead of a regular baked one for your next party. It’s so pretty, spongy, creamy and decadent tasting, but it’s quite a bit healthier than most desserts out there because it’s sugar-free (although you’d never know it because it’s THAT good!). Check out my video to see just how easy these crepes are to make and flip. I didn’t break a single one!

Quick Tips:

  • If you don’t have powdered zero-calorie sweetener or powdered sugar, make your own! Simply put the granulated sweetener into a small blender, and process until it’s powdery.
  • Be sure to buy organic matcha any time you purchase it. You can get it online, or at any health-food grocery store. The prices range from about $17 all the way up to $40. Just know a little goes a long way, and it’ll last you a long time.
  • If you love the flavor of matcha, feel free to add a couple more teaspoons; just taste as you go. The level of green in your cake and filling will depend on how much you use, and the brand you buy. Some matchas are bright green, while others are a bit more brown-green.

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MATCHA CREPE CAKE

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 18 min

Ingredients:

Crepes

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (or non dairy milk of choice)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • Pinch of stevia
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup canned coconut milk (chilled overnight)
  • 4 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered zero-calorie sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Method:

  1. In a small blender, add the crepe ingredients, and process until smooth (about 10 seconds).
  2. Heat a 10” nonstick pan over low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan 1/4 cup at a time, swirling to cover the bottom. Raise heat to low-medium and cook until the edges are beginning to crisp and the top is covered with small bubbles (about 1 minute). Carefully flip, and cook for 30 seconds, or until fully cooked on both sides.
  3. Place on a small square of wax paper (don’t stack the hot crepes). Repeat until batter is gone. You should get 10-11 crepes out of the batter.
  4. Let crepes fully cool while making the filling. Scoop the hardened coconut milk from the top of the can and add to a bowl. Using beaters to mix, add in the remaining ingredients until smooth. Don’t over-mix or it’ll become runny.
  5. Construct the cake by laying down one crepe and adding about 2 tablespoons of filling. Spread evenly. Repeat until all crepes are stacked, then use remaining filling to cover the top. Dust the top with extra matcha powder using a sifter, if desired. You can eat it right away, or, to let the flavors settle in and allow the filling to firm up, place in the refrigerator for several hours.
  6. Feel free to cover in berries, drizzle with chocolate, or just eat it plain!

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 246 | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Net Carbs: 17g | Fiber: 2.5g

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WHO WANTS SOME!!??

  • Felicia Phua

    Hi Cassey! Just wondering if I can replace almond flour with almond meal??

  • Ina

    Your recipes are amazing!!! And I will try that one as soon as possible, because I love to bake with Matcha Tea and always looked for some recipes. Thank you for that one :)

  • Maximus

    This sounds delicious. Have you ever tried to make anything with Lyfe Tea? I tried it and lost 14 lbs in one month. You should try to incorporate their tea into your recipes. You can find it at http://www.lyfetea.com.

  • Mae

    Is there a replacement for arrowroot flour? And if I were just to make the crepes (Like for a weekend breakfast :P) How many would be one serving?

  • Tricia

    Looks so good! What are the benefits of using arrowroot and almond flour instead of wheat or bread flour?

  • Ashley

    Is the nutritional information based on individual serving or entire recipe? Thank you in advance!

    • blogilates

      That is for once slice. 1 serving.

  • rain84

    This is all fine and dandy but the list of ingredients available in my country is: eggs, vanilla extract, stevia (which I wouldn’t use anyway), salt and mascarpone. Never heard of matcha, or arrowroot, nor was I aware that one can get almond flour or cashew milk. I know this blog is Cali/US-centric but most of the recipes are a no go for some of us in small towns of various European countries. And I guess making this with regular flour, milk and sugar kind of defies the whole point of the recipe. I’ll stick to the workouts/calendars and traditional Italian/ eastern European cooking.

    • Using those ingredients, you can still make a pancake! Especially with the mascarpone and eggs alone.

      • rain84

        I know, but I still think the whole point of the recipe is to have the matcha and various fancy flours, milks and sweeteners. Otherwise they’re just regular pancakes.

    • Sherry MacDonald

      Amazon.com or other online stores like ebay.com ship around the world! Thet have amazing variety of products as well.
      Hope this helps.
      Pushing good vibes

  • This cake looks perfect, Cassey! I absolutely love matcha and how well it bakes!

    • blogilates

      It tastes perfect!