Matcha Cheesecake 
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Calories: 197 per slice 
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This is a creamy and simple cheesecake with the addition of Matcha to give it a taste of the Orient! We added fresh cream and a sprinkle of icing sugar on top with a side of matcha! Lighter than the inevitable-waist-thickening-New York style cheesecakes, this green tea cheesecake is one true piece of sheer decadence.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 (8 ounce) containers fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • ¾ cup white sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup graham cookie crumbs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar 

     

    INSTRUCTIONS: 

    Step 1 Cush graham cookies to a fine crumb, mix melted butter into the cookie crumbs and press into cheesecake tin. 

    Step 2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Step 3 In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the matcha, eggs, and vanilla extract until light and creamy; pour into the prepared cookie crust.

    Step 4 Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the center jiggles evenly when the cheesecake cake is shaken lightly.

    Step 5 Refrigerate 1 hour. Sieve icing sugar on top and serve!