Hojicha Roll Cake

Hojicha roll cake is a fun and delicious dessert to enjoy at home or to impress at any social gathering.

The truth is that this hojicha swiss roll cake is not just super pretty, but also it really does taste amazing!
Our Hojicha powder has a naturally sweet taste, with hints of caramel and cacao notes, and a delicious nutty toasted flavor. These, makes Matcha Oishii's houjicha powder perfect for drinking as tea, due to its delicious taste. 
If you add your favorite regular or plant-based milk, you can make the most delicious hojicha latte, and even drink it during the evening, due to its very low caffeine content, which is almost completely gone when the green tea leaves are roasted, and therefore they get a brown color.
Hojicha powder is amazing in different foods too. It is easy to incorporate in your daily routine to grasp the health benefits of hojicha, such as fat burning, immune system boosting, just to mention a few. Things like hojicha yogurt, hojicha chia pudding, hojicha overnight oats, just to mention a few ideas.
Houjicha is perfect for baking as well. As its natural sweetness goes great with many recipes, and you do not need to alter the original ratio of your recipe to use hojicha in it, and give it an amazingly unique taste, and nice color too!
This hojicha roll cake which is an amazing tea recipe and twist of the traditional swiss roll cake, is a great way to use hojicha. Kait has done an amazing job with this hojicha swiss roll recipe, so make sure you try this hojicha cake, which is really delicious. 
People love a good hojicha roll cake and honestly, you'll be the star of the show when you serve this at your table or take it to any social event. 
Hojicha Roll Cake - Matcha Oishii


Servings: 1 hojicha roll cake

Prep time:  20 minutes                                                                                              

Total time: 4 hours with baking and refrigeration time




  • 4 eggs
  • 65gr sugar
  • 50gr milk
  • 40gr vegetable oil
  • 75gr cake flour
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • 8gr of Hojicha Powder by Matcha Oishii
  • 200 gr whipping cream
  • 8gr Hojicha Powder by Matcha Oishii
  • 30gr sugar

Get your Hojicha for this recipe here!



1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 320°F
2. Separate the egg yolk with the egg white
3. In a large bowl, add egg yolk and 10g sugar, mix well
4. Add milk and vegetable oil, mix well
5. Sift in cake flour and hojicha powder, mix well
6. In another large bowl, add egg white and few drops of lemon juice
7. Beat until the mixture become white and bubbly, add half of the sugar (55g in total)
8. Keep beating and add the reminding sugar
9. Beat until stiff peak forms
10. Fold 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk mixture until fully incorporated, fold in the rest of the meringue
11. Line the pan with parchment paper, pour the batter for the hojicha cake roll into the pan
12. Tap on the counter to remove air bubbles
13. Bake the hojicha cake roll for around 25 mins
14. Remove hojicha swiss roll from the oven
15. Use another parchment paper to cover the top, flip the cake sheet over
16. Remove the parchment paper carefully and replace it with a kitchen towel that is big enough to cover the whole sheet of cake
17. While the hojicha roll cake is still warm, from the short end, roll the hojicha cake to the other end, let it cool down completely
18.In a large bowl, add whipping cream and hojicha powder, while beating, add sugar gradually, beat until stiff peak forms.

19.Spread a layer of whipped cream on the cake sheet, add fresh mangoes
20. Gently roll the hojicha cake roll up
21. Refrigerate the hojicha cake roll for around 3hours
22. Cut the front and end of the hojicha swiss cake roll.

Enjoy with a glass of milk, or make yourself a nice hojicha latte to go along this delicious hojicha cake roll.


Hojicha Roll Cake Recipe - Matcha Oishii

Have you baked with our Hojicha? Our Matcha Oishii Hojicha gives a delicious nutty taste with caramel and cacao notes. Making it perfect for an hojicha roll cake.