matcha marble brownies

matcha brownies

  • Author: mimi
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 2" brownies 1x
  • Category: Brownie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


matcha and dark chocolate swirl brownies. yum.



for the matcha layer:
  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (75g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (12g) culinary grade matcha
  • 4 oz (115g) white chocolate, melted
  • 1 egg, room temperature
for the brownie layer:
  • 6 tbsp (85g) unsalted butter, diced
  • 5 1/2 oz (160g) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (70g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (4g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp (4g) arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • pre-heat the oven to 350f degrees and butter/line a 8×8″ pan
  • melt white chocolate – i used the ‘melt chocolate’ setting on my microwave
  • in a 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
  • sift in the matcha, and beat for a few more mins
  • crack and slide in the egg to the mixer, beat to combine
  • pour in the melted white chocolate, beat some more to combine finally
  • in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Turn heat to low, add chocolate & stir until just melted.
  • turn off the heat & whisk in the sugar until combined. whisk in eggs, vanilla, flour, arrowroot powder, cocoa powder & salt; whisk until well combined.
  • portion about 90% of brownie batter into the prepared pan. Add the matcha to the top of the brownie layer and smooth out evenly.
  • add the remaining 10% of the brownie batter to the top of the matcha 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, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • let them cool completely
  • slice and serve!

Keywords: matcha brownie, matcha swirled brownie