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Matcha Dessert Recipes That Are As Beautiful As They Are Delicious

Go green.
03/24/2015 07:46am ET | Updated March 25, 2015

Impressively beautiful desserts often sacrifice flavor for aesthetics. Take wedding cakes for example: The mere height and structure of them makes it so that wedding cakes can't afford to be soft and moist, as any cake worth eating should be. It makes you think that you really can't have it all. Until matcha.

In the case of matcha desserts, beauty and flavor go hand in hand. Matcha -- powdered green tea -- is a lovely luminescent emerald color. It lends its glorious hue to any dessert it has the pleasure of mixing with. The result is absolutely gorgeous. And also completely delicious, particularly for green tea fans.

We've previously discussed matcha's health benefits and shared recipes with you, but this time we're just talking about the good it does for desserts. Take a look at the recipes we've found and tell us you don't agree. We dare you.

1
Matcha-Almond Layer Cake
Sprinkle Bakes
Get the Matcha-Almond Layer Cake recipe from Sprinkle Bakes
2
Vanilla Almond Matcha And Chocolate Lava 'Shake'
Half Baked Harvest
3
Matcha-Goma Mousse Cake
Hungry Rabbit
Get the Matcha-Goma Mousse Cake recipe from Hungry Rabbit
4
Matcha Oreos
My Name Is Yeh
Get the Matcha Oreos recipe from My Name Is Yeh
5
Matcha White Chocolate Mousse
Lisa Muller/Food52
Get the Matcha White Chocolate Mousse recipe from Lisa Muller via Food52
6
Matcha Coconut Custard Tart With Chocolate Crust
Amy Chaplin
7
Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream
The Bojon Gourmet
Get the Matcha Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe from The Bojon Gourmet
8
Dark Chocolate Matcha Layer Cake
The Cake Merchant
Get the Dark Chocolate Matcha Layer Cake recipe from The Cake Merchant
9
Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies
Fortune Goodies
Get the Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies recipe from Fortune Goodies
10
Chocolate Frosted Green Tea Donuts
Just One Cookbook
Get the Chocolate Frosted Green Tea Donuts recipe from Just One Cookbook
11
Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake
Oh Sweet Day
Get the Matcha Black Sesame Cheesecake recipe from Oh Sweet Day
12
Green Tea Cupcakes With Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting
Damn Delicious
13
Matcha Chocolate Mousse Cake
A Brown Table
Get the Matcha Chocolate Mousse Cake recipe from A Brown Table
14
Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups
Keep It In Kind
Get the Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups recipe from Keep It In Kind
15
Matcha Magic Custard Cake
Little Accidents in the Kitchen
Get the Matcha Magic Custard Cake recipe from Little Accidents in the Kitchen
16
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes With Matcha Green Tea Frosting
A Cozy Kitchen
17
Matcha Snickerdoodles
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Matcha Snickerdoodles recipe from Ali Slagle via Food52
18
Matcha Chocolate Tart
Sugar Hero
Get the Matcha Chocolate Tart recipe from Sugar Hero
19
Matcha, White Chocolate And Macadamia Cookies
Hummingbird High
20
Green Tea Frosted Donuts
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Green Tea Frosted Donuts recipe from A Beautiful Mess
21
Matcha Crepes
Little Accidents in the Kitchen
Get the Matcha Crepes recipe Little Accidents in the Kitchen

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