Japanese-New York Fusion Green Tea Chocolate Cheesecake

105 mins (prep 45, cooking 60)
14 ingredients
2 servings
A decadent smash of East meets West! It has the thick structure of a good ol NYC style cheesecake yet the fluffy, cotton candy like texture of Tokyo-style cheesecake. It uses real matcha (green tea powder, genuine Japanese matcha and green tea extracts are much drier than the green teas marketed to Americans) and a decadant shortbread crust. Chocolate, matcha, and shortbread are a match made in heaven! You can find matcha powder at most Asian grocery stores (including online if you don't have one near you)-- I used two little packets, they're about 5g/1 tsp each then upped it to 3 on the next try because I wanted a stronger flavor. It's awesome with some traditional milk tea! :) Some other notes about this recipe-- 1) I have to give credit where credit is due, the shortbread crust was taken from another recipe on here for matcha cheesecake by Japanese Delight. I loved it so much I decided to use it in my own recipes, although I prefer this filling instead. 2) I put down 30g cocoa powder as an average, as most drinking cocoa packets are 28-30g. I used one that was 31g. Anywhere near 30g will do just fine. 3) I used my regular NYC-style cheesecake recipe as the base but accidentally put in 4 eggs-- and I think that's why it's so fluffy! Now I do it on purpose. 4) IMPORTANT-- times listed work best for my Casa Ghetto convection oven. Most of the time when I bake using recipes on here, I have to adjust the time downward-- so I listed some approximations to cover real ovens. So please set your timer for shorter times first then let it bake more if it looks like it needs it; better to do that than end up with burnt food. 5) One small cup of Stoneyfield Farms organic French vanilla yogurt works best in the filling, and so does 1/2 cup plain yogurt with 1/2 cup sugarless green tea with a drop of vanilla extract. 6) Yields one 10" cheesecake, or two 8" cheesecakes. 8) Prep time does not include cooling time!

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Serving Size (756.67 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 2080.1 Calories from Fat 490.77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54.53g 167.8%
Saturated Fat 33.96g 339.64%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 168.02mg 112.01%
Sodium 2784.65mg 232.05%
Total Carbohydrate 337.51g 225.01%
Dietary Fiber 7.96 g 63.64%
Sugars 237.72 g %
Protein 68.14g 272.58%
Vitamin A 1661.2IU% Vitamin C 1.91mg%
Calcium 1247.25mg% Iron 7.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
low-fat vanilla yogurt, green tea powder, plain yogurt