Matcha Genoise Cake
This light and fluffy matcha genoise cake is filled with a whipped white chocolate filling and topped with a matcha white chocolate ganache.
It’s been a long hectic week you guys. I don’t think I’ve been this mentally exhausted in YEARS!!! Spending an entire week in an isolated location with 80 other scientists has not only been enriching but dude very tiresome. But I am very grateful for the experience to have learned so much from great minds and walked away realizing how much I love doing research and how far I have to go. Despite the long days and nights, I was very happy to meet a lot of people I have admired for years and got to share my research with a wider audience than my university.
But on an even brighter side, I am leaving this morning and the hubster will be meeting me in Boston so we can spend the weekend exploring the city with one of my girlfriends who lives here! Our conference was located 15 miles outside of Boston and can you believe I’ve been here an entire week and have not even been out and about yet? Yeah, was that crazy.
Enough talk about travels. That’s not why you are here. Cake!!
I am sharing the recipe for this matcha genoise cake today over at The Cooking Actress. If you have not met Kayle, the bombshell foodie over at The Cooking Actress, you are going to love her. She is a total sweetheart and an incredible cook and baker. She just moved her life from NYC where she lived for 5 years and is settling in at home in Ohio now. I am over there today helping out as she gets comfortable at home. Head over there now to not only check out her blog but get the recipe for this green tea infused fluffy genoise cake.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Don’t forget to head over to The Cooking Actress for the recipe. Recipe: https://www.cookingactress.
It’s so cool that you’re a neuroscientist AND baker! That’s so impressive. 🙂 And love the genoise cake, I actually got the Sprinkle Bakes book yesterday so it’s kind of funny. 😀
Awww thanks Baby June! That cook is my favorite. SO amazing
This cake is seriously fantastic! I am so in love!
Ooo something different, MATCHA! I have a large group of Asian friends and matcha is like the “thing” to have in almost every dessert imaginable. I have yet to get my hands on making something of my own but this here (because it’s cake) is right up my alley!
Hahhah Connie you crack me up! I’m just discovering matcha in baking but have been drinking it for a while. You will love it!!
awww yay! So glad your hubby is meeting you so you can have some fun!!
Thank you so much again dahlingggg-love! <3 xxxox
I’m so happy you liked the cake!! Was so much fun to guest post for you. We need to do it again soon 🙂
I am totally in love with this cake you have happening here! When I saw the title I got so excited for what I was about to see.. you didn’t disappoint! What a beauty!
Awww thanks Pamela!
This is one crazy cool cake, Zainab! Heading over there now to check out the recipe
This cake looks amazing, Zainab! Love the colour, so vibrant and different! 🙂
Make sure you to go Flour bakery in Boston and get the raspberry seltzer! Don’t know where in Boston you will be, but on Sunday there is the SOWA market aka LOADS of food trucks! I highly recommend the Bon Me and Frozen Hoagies trucks! I was just there last Sunday!
Molly thanks for the suggestions!! I did make it to Flour and loved everything I tried. I did not however make it to SOWA because I slept in on Sunday and we had to leave by 1. Next time 😛
This cake is out of this world gorgeous girl! I am a sucker for matcha (lol Connie’s comment totally cracked me up – so so true in our circle of friends too hahaha) Love the vibrant color and the layers are beautiful! Popping over to check out the recipe 🙂 Happy Friday and have a wonderful time in Boston lady!
Kelly so true!! We are all suck cake addicts 🙂
This cake is striking — I love the colors! I’m very intrigued with this flavor combination — it sounds delicious! Have fun in Boston, Zainab!
Thanks Marcie!! Matcha is a great flavor.
Oh, I love hearing about your travels! Hope you have a great time in Boston, sounds like you need a break!
This cake is amazing. I don’t think I’ve seen a cake this color before, and I never thought I would call a green cake stunning! But it is. Wow, definitely clicking over for the recipe!
Thanks Mary Frances!
Z, it’s been so fun getting to know you! 🙂 have fun in Boston and enjoy it!!! and hello?! I love that you made a matcha cake!!! going to check out the recipe now! LOVE!
What a positively beautiful cake! I will go check it out now. Have an amazing time in Boston! That’s one of my favorite cities!
Thanks Nora! We had a great time 🙂
This cake looks.. really impressive!
Definitely heading on over to your friend’s blog, Zainab, because I have no idea what matcha is … but I WANT to! The cake looks stunning, too .. and, somehow, very classy!
So glad you had a great week – I’m still totally in awe of what you do and it’s so special that you feel so passionate about it. 🙂
matcha is green tea and it is pretty amazing!!
It was only recently that I tried any type of baked good with matcha. The matcha really elevates the flavor of the cake. And the color is gorgeous too! It looks like you have been enjoying your time in Boston. Have a great weekend, Zainab!
I agree!! Matcha elevates the flavor ten times!!
Yea for guest posts and blogging buddies!! Great cake…I get double drool time with this one. Here and at Kayle’s blog.
Hahha I agree!! Double cake 😉
Just saw this on Kayle’s awesome blog. It looks and sounds sooooo good!
Oh, Zainab, this is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve never baked with matcha before but you have me so intrigued!
Thanks Amy!! You will love it…I know it 🙂
That cake is gorgeous!
Note to self: prepare to be exhausted after the Gordon. I’m excited but also pretty nervous! Hope you got to have some fun in Boston with the hubs!
This cake is a beauty. I’m thoroughly matcha-obsessed lately and can’t wait to try it!
No kidding girl. They are intense and talk SCIENCE all day long. I was like “geez, I can eat my pancakes without some vesicle trafficking talks?” haha. But it is great. You learn so much!!
Oh wow – am new to genoise cake – loving this version of yours – wow!
Thanks Shashi. I was new too and it was so much easier than I thought.
🙁 I feel you on the hectic front! But you must surely be a genius to manage your time so excellently. With so much on your plate already, you always come up with the most creative desserts and killer photographs!!! *drooooool* Sooo good to know that you are feeling satisfied in what you are doing!!!! That is sooooo important! :* This genoise looks INCREDIBLEEEEEEEEE!!! I’m loving all the blast of flavors! <3
hahah thanks Samina! I am struggling on the managing time at the moment as a million deadlines are looming lol
I’m so glad your conference was productive. It sounds like a great experience.
And this cake — wow — gorgeous! I’ve never cooked with matcha before OR made a genoise cake, but this looks like one of the most creative cakes I’ve ever seen. Beautiful job!
Thanks Jamie!! I think you will love Matcha once you try it…you have excellent taste 😉
I’m obsessed with matcha! I want this to be my birthday cake!! It looks incredible and I love your blog! I admire how you are able to manage your time….it something I’m still trying to figure out.
I’ve never made anything with matcha green tea powder but this cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on Totally Talented Tuesday.
Dude! I am totally digging this cake. It looks amazing! I love the color differentiation, too. All around an A+ job. Speaking of A+, I bet you rocked it at your super fancy scientist meeting. (That’s what I call all of my wife’s work…super fancy scientist stuff!)
Glad you had a blast! The feeling of awe after a Gordon is nice, to me it provides that extra energy and focus to work once it’s over. The last one I went to (last year) ended up with us submitting an article to a huge journal, and it was accepted just a couple of weeks ago. If we had not met the editor there and talked to her, we would probably not have submitted to that journal, thinking our subject would not have much chance in that venue.
ok, I digress… this cake is amazing, I love matcha, color and taste – if I was not such a cake baking wimp, I would go for it. But genoise in particular caused me incredible grievance in the past. I am very afraid of it. Very afraid.