Impress your guests with a green tea air fryer Matcha cheesecake baked from the air fryer in no time at all! Mildly sweet, herby-flavored matcha green tea powder gives ordinary cheesecake an up-leveled boost of color, flavor, and a little boost of caffeine! Make this sweet and creamy Instagram photo and talk-worthy dessert that will impress your guests!
What is matcha cheesecake?
Matcha means “powdered tea” so matcha cheesecake is just cheesecake that includes culinary grade matcha powder in the batter.
Why is matcha cheesecake green?
Matcha is powdered green tea. Culinary grade matcha is just finely ground green tea leaves and looks like green flour. When matcha is added to your cheesecake batter, it will give the cheesecake a distinctively green color.
What does matcha cheesecake taste like?
Matcha tea can be slightly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. When culinary grade matcha powder is added to cheesecake, it makes the cake extra smooth and little earthy.
What temperature do you cook matcha cheesecake in the air fryer?
Air fryer matcha cheesecake is cooked in an air fryer at 350°F (180°C).
How long do you cook matcha cheesecake in the air fryer?
Air fryer matcha cheesecake is typically air fried for 20 minutes.
How long do you need to chill matcha cheesecake?
It is best to chill matcha cheesecake for about 3 hours after cooking?
How do you know when air fryer matcha cheesecake is done?
You’ll know when a cheesecake is done when you insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and it pulls out clean. If you do not have a toothpick, you can place your finger in the middle of the cheesecake and press gently. If firm then it is done. If your finger sinks or any cheesecake sticks to your finger, then the cheesecake is not ready to pull from the air fryer.
Can you freeze matcha cheesecake?
Yes, matcha cheesecake can be stored in the freezer for up to 90 days. We recommend wrapping individual slices in plastic wrap and placing inside a ziplock freezer bag.
How long can you safely store homemade matcha cheesecake after cooking?
Once your homemade cheesecake is cooled and wrapped, it can be safely refrigerated for up to 5 days.
What goes well with matcha cheesecake?
Matcha goes well with vanilla, dark chocolate, almond and lemon flavors. We love to dust the top of our matcha cheesecake with a dark chocolate powder.
Why should I use my air fryer for matcha cheesecake?
Cooking matcha cheesecake in an air fryer is a great way to keep the cheesecake moist while also adding that classic browned top.
Is matcha cheesecake healthier than regular cheesecake?
Matcha contains an antioxidant that helps regulate the production of cortisol. Cortisol is produced by your body in response to stress and is known to cause an increased risk for many adverse health issues. See an additional 7 health benefits of matcha.
Is matcha cheesecake bitter?
Matcha can be a little bitter (especially the inexpensive powders), but mixed into a cheesecake recipe it is not noticeable.
Air Fryer Matcha Cheesecake
- 150 gram cream cheese
- 100 gram Butter
- 150 ml Milk
- 6 gram matcha powder
- 20 gram corn flour
- 15 gram cake flour
- 40 gram egg yolk
- 120 gram egg white
- 70 gram granulated sugar
- In a pan, melt the butter and cream cheese, stirring evenly on a low heat.
- Sieve the matcha powder into the cream cheese.
- Add the egg yolk and 35g of sugar and stir until combined.
- Whip together the remaining sugar and egg whites before stirring in the cheese batter in two batches.
- Pour into a mould and cook in the air fryer at 180°C for 20 mins.
- Let the cheesecake chill for 3 hours before eating.