Easy Matcha Cake Pops

Matcha Cake Pop
Trust me, if you love matcha desserts, you are going to love this dead easy recipe for matcha cake pops.  They are the perfect treat for the lazy matcha lover.  

Why? Well, there’s absolutely no baking, required.

That green adds a little holiday flare to the table at christmas or st patrick’s day, but really you don’t need an excuse to pull this recipe out.  It’s great for any occasion.  

Check out the recipe below for how to make these addictive matcha cake pops yourself at home.
Matcha Cake Pop

Matcha Cake Pops

Easy, no baking, cake pop recipe sure to be a winner for all matcha (green tea) lovers
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Cook Time 1 hr
Chilling time in fridge 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients
  

Cake Pops

  • 240 grams white chocolate mud cake (you can substitute for vanilla cake)
  • 60 grams white chocolate
  • 40 grams thickened cream
  • 3 teaspoon matcha (green tea) powder (more or less depending on preference)

Decorations

  • 200 grams white chocolate (for dipping)
  • 1 tablespoon shortening (e.g. copha)
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Line the base of an air tight container with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place cake in a bowl and use your fingers to break and crumble it into fine crumbs.
  • Place 60 grams of white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and pour 40 grams of thickened cream over the white chocolate.
  • Place the bowl of chocolate & cream in the microwave and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and give the mixture a really good stir.
  • If the chocolate has not completely melted, return the bowl to the microwave and heat again for a further 10 seconds. Give the mixture another good stir. All the chocolate should now be melted, if not repeat the process of heating for 10 seconds and stirring.
  • Once all the chocolate is melted, stir through 3 teaspoons of matcha powder.
  • Pour matcha ganache over cake crumbs and combine well with a spoon. Give the mixture a little taste, and add extra matcha powder to strengthen the favour if desired.
  • Roll cake mixture into balls. I aim for about 20g in size (if you're eyeballing it, they should be a little smaller than a golf ball).
  • Place cake balls into the container you prepared earlier, and seal with the lid and put in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When you're ready to start decorating, bring the cake pops out of the fridge and place on the bench so they can come to room temperature as you prepare the decorations.
  • Place 200g of white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 20 second intervals, until completely melted (make sure you stir well after each zap to avoid burning the chocolate).
  • Stir shortening through the white chocolate to thin it slightly.
  • Give the cake ball a quick roll between your hands to make sure it's still round, then dip a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and insert into the cake ball.
  • Place cake pops back into the container (make sure the lollipop sticks are sticking in the air, otherwise one side of the cake pop will have a flat base).
  • Transfer to the fridge for 10-15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set, so that the sticks are glued in place.
  • Meanwhile check the consistency of your dipping chocolate, if it has firmed up again reheat in the microwave for 5-10 seconds and stir well.
  • Optional, stir 1 teaspoon of matcha powder through the dipping chocolate. For details of how made this marbled effect, check out my notes below.
  • Remove cake pops from the fridge and dip into melted chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate and place onto tray lined with baking paper. Quickly scatter some sprinkles over the top before the chocolate sets.
  • Transfer decorated cake pops to the fridge and allow to completely set (minimum 1 hour).

Notes

  1. You can substitute white chocolate mud cake for plain vanilla cake.
  2. To achieve this marbled pattern, divide the dipping chocolate into 2 batches and stir a teaspoon of matcha powder through one batch.  Drizzle some of the matcha flavored white chocolate over the container of plain white chocolate (or vice versa). Dip the cake pop into this mixture and twist the stick slightly as you lift the cake pop out of the chocolate. You should be left with a marbled white/green swirl effect.
  3. This recipe can be adjusted to suit those with gluten sensitivities by using a gluten free cake and gluten free sprinkles.  Chocolate, cream, shortening & matcha powder are typically gluten free, but always check the label before cooking for people with dietary requirements.
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