Gluten Free Matcha Cheesecake Brownies

September 24, 2017

Gluten Free Matcha Cheesecake Brownies

MATCHA CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 9 or 16 squares

 

Ingredients

 

FOR THE MATCHA CHEESECAKE:

FOR THE BROWNIES:

  • 6 tbsp (85g) unsalted butter, diced
  • 5 1/2 oz (160g) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (70g) sweet rice flour (or sub all purpose flour if gluten is not a concern)
  • 1 tbsp (4g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp (4g) tapioca starch/flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

     Matcha Me - Matcha Cheesecake Batter

    Instructions

     

    Pre-heat the oven to 350f degrees & line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper

    FOR THE MATCHA CHEESECAKE:

    In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese & sugar on medium speed until smooth, stopping to scrape the bowl with a spatula the bowl as needed

    Stop the mixer & sift the matcha into the cream cheese & beat until fluffy, a few minutes

    Add in the melted white chocolate & egg, beat until mixture is well combined

    FOR THE BROWNIE BATTER:

    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Turn heat to low, add chocolate & stir until just melted. Remove from heat & whisk in the sugar. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, sweet rice flour, tapioca starch, cocoa powder & salt, mix until well combined.

    Portion about 3/4 of brownie batter into the prepared pan. Add the matcha cheesecake to the top of the brownie batter in an even layer.

    Add the remaining 1/4 of the brownie batter to the top of the matcha cheesecake layer in tablespoon dollops. Use the tip of a paring knife to swirl the brownie batter & matcha cheesecake into a marbled pattern.

    Bake the brownies on the center rack for 30 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. Lift the brownies out of the pan by the parchment paper. Slice into 9 or 16 squares, depending on how large you want your slices.

    Brownies will last 2 days at cool room temperature, 5 days in the refrigerator, or 1 month double wrapped in the freezer.

    Matcha Me Matcha Cheesecake

    Notes

     

    *To achieve a beautiful green hue with your matcha cheesecake, we highly recommend using a top quality matcha like our Premium Organic Ceremonial Matcha Powder. Low quality matcha will not be vibrant green, but instead will result in a dull brownish color.