Vegan matcha strawberry cake, it’s light, fluffy, and filled with matcha flavor. If you’re like me and don’t have a big sweet tooth, then this recipe is for you. Unlike normal cakes, this is lightly sweetened, filled with fresh strawberries, and is topped with a light and fluffy whipped frosting – might I say even refreshing? It’s the type of cake you would want to have on a lovely spring or summer afternoon, paired with an iced coffee or tea.
This vegan matcha strawberry cake is inspired by those beautiful Japanese fruit cakes, most especially their version of a strawberry shortcake. I love how Japanese strawberry shortcakes are super light, filled with slices of strawberries, and frosted with an airy whipped frosting. The best part is that it’s not overly sweet, which I love! Between you and me, I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth. I bet you couldn’t tell because I bake all the time!
A little storytime, I’ve always loved the Japanese strawberry shortcakes. It was, and is still my favorite kind of cake, why? Because growing up my mom always got this cake for me, especially my birthday. Whenever it’s my birthday, I always request some kind of strawberry cake, because I’ve always just associated my birthday with a delicious strawberry cake. However, I have yet to find the vegan equivalent to a Japanese shortcake. Maybe I’ll try to recreate it, even if it’s not the same!
With this cake, it’s not exactly like those beautiful Japanese strawberry shortcakes, but I think it’s pretty close. With, of course, the addition of matcha, because who doesn’t love a good matcha cake? Matcha is an acquired taste, however, I wanted to be just a little bit different with this particular cake. It’s rare to see a matcha cake, let alone a vegan one. So I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!
To keep things short, it’s best to use culinary-grade matcha powder. Compared to ceremonial grade matcha, this one is sold in bigger batches. Another tip is to make sure your matcha is high quality. High-quality matcha is expensive, vibrant in color, smells a bit sweet, and tastes smooth. Yes, it’s expensive, but you’re getting your money’s worth out of it. Not only that, but you’ll create a better-tasting product!
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