Matcha Mini Cakes

Matcha Mini Cakes
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Yield
4 servings; 1 mini cake per serving
Recipe by: American Heart Association

Matcha, a brilliant green powdered tea full of antioxidants, is featured in these tiny, lightly sweetened cakes made with Eggland’s Best® eggs. This dessert is ready in 1 hour.

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Ingredients

Cooking spray

Cake

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 large Eggland’s Best® egg

1 large Eggland’s Best® egg white

2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting

3 ounces fat-free ricotta cheese

1 ounce fat-free cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon or 2 packets no-calorie sweetener

1/4 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 4 cups of a standard 12-cup muffin pan or 4 cavities of an 8-cavity mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, egg, egg white, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Stir the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture until well combined and smooth. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of the 4 cups or cavities of the pan.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes. Turn out the cakes. Transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a microwaveable bowl, microwave the ricotta cheese and cream cheese on 100 percent power (high) for 15 seconds. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender. Process for 30 seconds, or until creamy. Add the sweetener and matcha powder. Pulse until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes, or until completely cooled.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of frosting over each cake. Top each with the strawberries.

Dietary Exchanges: 1½ other carbohydrate, 1 lean meat

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Nutrition

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 4 servings; 1 mini cake per serving
Calories 144
Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 46mg
Sodium 231mg
Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 10g