Matcha Tiramisu Cake Recipe


Main Ingredients

  • 30 Savoiardi cookies (15 for sides, 15 for layers)


  • 700 grams (1.5 pounds) mascarpone
  • 250 milliliters (1 cup) heavy cream (33%)
  • 70 grams (0.5 cup) powdered sugar

Matcha Soak

  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 500 milliliters (2 cups) hot water


  • Berries for decoration


  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer

    Ensure your cream mixture is as smooth and airy as possible. For best results, use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

  • Pastry Ring

    Helps in shaping the cake perfectly. If you don't have one, a springform pan with the bottom removed works as well.

  • Bamboo Whisk

    Essential for achieving that perfectly blended matcha soak. Though optional, it enhances the flavor profile of the matcha.

  • Rubber Spatula

    Useful for spreading the cream evenly and smoothly.


Step 1

Prepare the Cream

1. Beat all ingredients with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

Step 2

Prepare Matcha Soak

1. Pour hot water (not boiling) over matcha powder.
2. Whisk with a bamboo whisk until fully dissolved and brewed.

Step 3

Assemble the Cake

1. Place a pastry ring in the center of a cake board.
2. Spread a small amount of cream around the inside circumference and stand the Savoiardi cookies upright as a border.
3. Spread a portion of cream inside the ring.
4. Dip Savoiardi cookies in the matcha soak and layer them over the cream, then cover with more cream.
5. Repeat this process until you use all the cookies and cream.
6. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for 6-7 hours, ideally overnight.
7. Carefully remove the pastry ring and tie a ribbon around the cake for support.
8. Decorate with berries.

Step 4

Serving Tip

1. Keep some extra Savoiardi cookies on hand in case the border cookies soften. Replace them with dry, whole cookies before serving for a better appearance.


When it's time to serve your Matcha Berry Cake, the options are as exciting as the cake itself. For an extra touch of elegance, top your cake with a dusting of additional matcha powder 🥢 or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Fresh berries 🍓 add a burst of color and flavor, making each slice a treat for the eyes and the palate. You can also drizzle a bit of honey 🍯 or chocolate syrup 🍫 over individual servings for a sweet twist.

If you're hosting a gathering, elevate the experience by pairing the cake with a refreshing matcha latte 🍵 or a chilled glass of prosecco 🥂. For an added touch, consider serving small bowls of whipped cream or a side of berry compote so guests can customize their slices.

Don't forget to keep some extra Savoiardi cookies 🥄 on hand. If your border cookies soften too much, swap them out just before serving for a perfect presentation. Your guests will marvel at your attention to detail and creativity! 🎉


Gluten-Free Variation: 🌾
Easily make this cake gluten-free by using gluten-free Savoiardi cookies. All other ingredients are naturally gluten-free. 🌟 Ensure your kitchen is free from cross-contamination to make it safe for those with gluten sensitivity.

Vegan Variation: 🌱
Switch out the mascarpone and heavy cream with vegan-friendly alternatives. Coconut cream 🍚 and cashew-based mascarpone work beautifully in this recipe. Use a plant-based sweetener in place of the powdered sugar. Ensure your Savoiardi cookies are vegan, or make your own using vegan ingredients. Enjoy a guilt-free, compassionate twist on this classic! 🌼


  • Why did my cream turn out lumpy?

    Make sure all your ingredients are at the same temperature before mixing. Cold mascarpone can create lumps.

  • How can I keep my Savoiardi cookies from getting too soggy?

    Dip your cookies in the matcha soak quickly. They should be moist, not drenched.

  • Can I use store-bought matcha powder for this recipe?

    Yes, but ensure you're using high-quality matcha powder for the best flavor.

  • What other fruits can I use for decoration?

    Berries work best, but you can also use thin slices of kiwi, mango, or even edible flowers for a fresh look.

  • Can I prepare this cake in advance?

    Absolutely! This cake benefits from chilling overnight, making it perfect for preparing a day ahead.

  • How do I store leftover cake?

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 2-3 days for the best taste.

Nutrition facts

Matcha Tiramisu Cake Recipe
Recipe Yield:12 servings
Calories:Approximate range per serving
Calories (Min - Max):300 - 350
Total Fat:20g
Saturated Fat:12g
Total Carbohydrate:30g
Total Sugars:15g