Green Tea Matcha Mousse Pie


3 layers of fluffy goodness with this green tea matcha mousse pie. You can also serve the mousse without the other layers, surprise everyone!

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Green tea matcha mousse pie
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-09-30, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 1 hours 5 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 21-07-2023

1 hours 5 minutes 8 people Desserts
Green tea matcha mousse pie


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Ingredients matcha cake

  • 50 gram all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of matcha (green tea powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 40 gram sugar
  • 30 ml of milk
  • 20 gram butter

Ingredients white chocolate mousse

  • 150 ml cream
  • 100 gram white chocolate
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 2 gelatin leaves

Ingredients matcha mousse

  • 100 ml cream
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 80 ml of milk
  • 2 gelatin leaves
  • 3 tablespoons water

Kitchen equipment

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  • 18 cm springform lined with parchment paper
  • Stand mixer or electric handmixer
  • Bain-marie (pan with a bowl that fits on top)
  • Whisk
  • Fine sieve
  • Spatula
  • Small saucepan
  • Oven

Green Tea Matcha Mousse Pie

1 hours 5 minutes 8 people Desserts

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Preparing the matcha cake – 25 minutes

Line the springform with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius or 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Fill the pan with a layer of water and bring to a boil to create the bain-marie.

Add two eggs to the bowl and place them on top of the pan. Start to whisk and gradually add the sugar (40 grams). Whip the eggs until bubbles appear and the eggs are lukewarm.

Use a stand mixer or handmixer to mix until the eggs become light in colour and thick in texture. Gradually sift in the flour and matcha and carefully fold it with a spatula to not lose the fluffy texture.

Add milk and butter to a small saucepan and heat it up on low heat until the butter melts. Add a small amount of the egg and flour mixture to the small saucepan and combine well.

Add the contents from the saucepan to the egg mixture and again carefully combine to keep the fluffy texture. Pour the batter into the prepared springform and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Use a wooden toothpick to check if it's cooked, when the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready. Drop the cake about 20 cm to prevent it from becoming flat.  

Green tea matcha mousse pie
Green tea matcha mousse pie

Making the green tea matcha mousse pie -- 40 minutes + waiting time

Now it's time to make two kinds of mousse, one with white chocolate and one with matcha. Whip all of the cream (250 ml) until it's still quite soft and creamy. Set 100 ml aside in the fridge to create the matcha mousse later on.

Soak two of the gelatin leaves in cold water. Heat the milk (50 ml) in a small saucepan. When the milk is hot, but not too hot, turn down the heat and whisk in the white chocolate.

Dissolve the gelatin into the white chocolate mixture and wait a few minutes until it's lukewarm so the mousse won't curdle, separating the liquid and solids. Combine the cream and chocolate mixture well.

Whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture using a spatula. Pour the mousse on top of the cake and set it in the fridge to become firm.

Meanwhile create the third layer, the matcha mousse. Add the egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and mix until the egg becomes white and fluffy. Soak the other two gelatin leaves in cold water.

Heat 3 tablespoons of water in the small saucepan and stir in the matcha powder. Add the milk and when it's warmed up, dissolve the gelatin leaves into the hot mix. Keep on mixing the egg yolks and gradually pour in the milk mixture.

Let the mix cool off slightly. Combine the 100 ml whipped cream from the fridge with the green tea mixture and that's it. Now pour it onto the white chocolate mousse to create the third layer of the pie.

Set in the fridge until the pie becomes firm, which will take about 2 hours. Sift with more matcha powder as decoration and enjoy!

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