This white chocolate and matcha cheesecake tart combines the rich and creamy texture of white chocolate with the earthy and vibrant flavor of matcha. The tart crust adds a buttery and crisp element, making it a dessert that's both visually stunning and delicious. Whip up this decadent treat and impress your guests at your next special occasion.
- For the Crust:
- - 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- - 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- - ¼ cup granulated sugar
- For the Cheesecake Filling:
- - 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- - ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- - 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- - 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
- - 1 cup heavy cream
- For the Topping:
- - White chocolate shavings
- - Matcha powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan.
- Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Add the matcha powder, vanilla extract, and melted white chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
- Pour the cheesecake filling into the cooled tart crust and smooth the top using a spatula.
- Refrigerate the tart for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
- Before serving, garnish with white chocolate shavings and a sprinkle of matcha powder.
- Slice and serve chilled. Enjoy!
White chocolate is technically not chocolate as it doesn't contain cocoa solids.
Matcha is a type of powdered green tea widely used in Japanese tea ceremonies.
Cheesecakes originated in ancient Greece and were often served at the first Olympic Games.