My matcha roll cake is lighter than air, so soft and fluffy, and filled with delicious strawberries and softly whipped lightly sweetened cream. This one is total matcha AND strawberries and cream heaven, or as I like to say, a “matcha made in heaven”! 😆
Bit of a sweet tooth!
However, I’ve been trying to find bakes and desserts that aren’t too sweet to enjoy too. Having recently discovered matcha, and loving the fresh earthy and grassy flavour of it as a tea, naturally I had to incorporate it into my baking too!
Pretty little roll
Roll cakes (or swiss roll cakes) were, once upon a time, one of the cake bakes that scared me the most. From overbaking to cracking whilst rolling to just not holding once filled and rerolled. Shows like the Great British Bake Off showed many amazing bakers trying and failing, so it must be hard to get right. Right?
Well, I had to start somewhere! So I tried and failed many times. But I learned some tricks along the way, which I’m sharing with you today so your roll will work out every time. You’re welcome 😊
Despite my worries when baking a roll cake, I have to admit a roll cake is pretty special. The swirl, the filling… It’s just such a delicate classic bake, I can’t help falling in love with it every time! I mean, come on, isn’t it just so pretty??
Making it my own
I wanted the beauty of the matcha to sing through in this cake. This meant keeping the filling simple of course, but I did want to combine the Japanese influence with a British one in making this cake. And what could be more British than strawberries and cream?
And so, with that thought, I put the two of them together, and I present to you today my beautiful matcha roll cake! Pretty proud of this one, to be honest, plus still a little in love with it! 😍
Now, before I share this recipe with you, I know you’ll be thinking how this cake takes a little more effort to make. Not to mention the mess involved for using lots of different bowls and whisks and space. But I PROMISE you it really isn’t as hard as it looks! Just follow my step-by-step instructions and you’ll create your own little work of matcha art too! Besides, it is so worth the effort!
Hope you will fall in love this light, refreshing and elegant cake just as I have.
Happy baking, my friends! x