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Matcha buttercream brownie

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We’ve given classic brownies a delicious twist by topping them with sweet matcha buttercream and pistachio.

  • Serves16
  • Cook time40 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling time
Matcha buttercream brownie


  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup (80g) sour cream
  • Finely chopped pistachios, to serve

Matcha buttercream

  • 100g butter
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan and line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang. Combine the butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the mixture is smooth. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly.
  2. Step 2

    Add the sugar and stir to combine. Stir in the eggs until well combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder and sour cream and stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  4. Step 4

    Bake for 30-35 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool completely.
  5. Step 5

    To make the matcha buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and cream cheese in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar, milk, matcha powder and vanilla and beat to combine.
  6. Step 6

    Spread the buttercream over the brownie and sprinkle with pistachio. Cut into pieces to serve.

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