Monthly Recipe: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Man, I love cooking with matcha! I know I did a matcha recipe last month, but I couldn’t resist doing another one this month! I spent the morning Googling for matcha cheesecake recipes and happened upon this recipe for Green tea Cheesecake Swirl Brownies, which I have adapted slightly. I have to say… YUM! This is one of the best recipes I’ve done for a while! 😀

Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Ingredients for Brownie Layer

  • 120g dark chocolate chips
  • 113g butter
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 64g plain flour

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Layer

  • 227g cream cheese (Philadelphia or similar)
  • 67g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp matcha powder

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Grease and line a baking tin. First, the brownie later! On a medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips together. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Allow to cool slightly and then stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla and flour.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Stir until the batter comes together.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Pour the batter into the tin.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Next, the cream cheese layer! In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth (I used an electric mixer to speed things up).

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Add the egg, flour, vanilla and matcha powder. Mix until combined.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Pour the green batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife, swirl the two layers together.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Bake for about 30-40 minutes. When baked, leave on a wire rack to cool.

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

Cut into bite size pieces…

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

…and enjoy!

Cooking: Matcha Cheesecake Swirl Brownie Bites

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I’ll be back in April with a new recipe! If you have any suggestions, or perhaps you would like me to try one of your recipes from a book or website, please leave a comment below or get in touch! All the recipes I try on this blog have some connection to Japan and, because I don’t eat meat, they need to be vegetarian or pescetarian. I’m particularly interested in helping to promote Japanese recipe books, so do let me know if you have one I might like!

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