Yuzu & Matcha Cake

Yuzu and matcha cake

Recipe and post by Duanne.

While doing research, I had heard quite a bit about Yuzu which is described as having a complex citrus flavour. Like a cross between a sour Grapefruit with Mandarin but a lovely floral note as well. Anybody that knows me, knows I LOVE citrus so I thought I had to give it a go.

I needed to temper that sourness with other flavours and thought the ‘grassiness’ of Matcha (green tea powder) would work well and then offset that with something sweet. I had seen on Top Chef Just Desserts that the chefs were ‘burning’ White chocolate so decided to give that a go to balance the flavours.

I topped it all off with Candied Grapefruit and a grapefruit simple syrup gel. This whole recipe can of course be simplified if you are making it at home.

There is a hidden base of a 1 inch slice of Flourless Orange and Almond Cake which was adapted from Paris Cutler’s Planet Cake Book. Ingredients and Cooking times were changed a bit to suit UK ingredients”.



For the Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

For the Matcha (Green Tea) Bavarois

For Yuzu & Grapefruit Bavarois

For Candid Peel


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