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Green Tea Mochi

Green tea mochi cake is an easy cake recipe that you can make with one bowl. The cake is chewy and flavored with matcha powder which gives the cake its natural green color.

photo of Green Tea Mochi stacked on a plate

For Christmas, my sister got me a Nordic Ware baking pan I wanted.  It bakes sheet cakes with daisies on one side.  I’ve been trying to decide what to bake with it and the other day I decided to use it to make a green mochi cake.

I thought having the top decorated with flower designs would be a nice touch to the cake.

photo of a baking dishphoto of a whole mochi cake

Mochi cakes are really easy to make – even easier than a regular cake. You only need one bowl to make the batter.


  • Mochiko rice flour
  • Softened butter
  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Eggs
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla
  • Matcha green tea powder

photo of three slices of mochi cake on a plate

Recipe Steps

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs, rice flour, baking powder, and vanilla.

photo of the batter

Add the matcha powder, stir to combine, and pour the batter in a 9×13” baking pan.

photo of the green tea powder being stirred into the cake

Bake the mochi cake for an hour at 350°F and then cool it in the pan before slicing and serving.

close-up photo of a plate of mochi cake slices

Store the cake at room temperature and it will keep for a few days.

Boyfriend and I have found that we really enjoy eating the cake while it is still a bit warm because the edges have an extra crispy chewiness, much like the brownie edges.

More Mochi Cakes

Green Tea Mochi Cake

Servings: 1 (9x13-inch) cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
This mochi cake is easy to make and flavored with green tea. We like to eat he cake while it is still a bit warm because the edges have an extra crispy chewiness, like brownie edges


  • 16 oz Mochiko rice flour or can substitute for any brand of glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder


  • Cream the butter with sugar. It helps to melt the butter a little first. Mix in the evaporated milk to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix eggs into the mixture. Mix in the rice flour, baking powder and vanilla. Mix in the matcha green tea powder. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350°F. Let cake completely cool, allowing the mochi to set, before cutting and serving.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Green Tea Mochi”

  1. Pingback: Bakesale for Japan: Matcha Mochi Cupcakes « Dining with the Catty Critic

  2. I love matcha cookies!

  3. Yum! I baked some matcha cookies over the weekend too. 🙂

  4. Thanks! I’m adoring this pan. I will have to find more recipes to use it with.

  5. thanks for the info! I’m going to attempt a mochi cake this week :o)

  6. I love this Green Tea Mochi cake! How lovely is the cake pan!

  7. I get my green tea powder from Ranch 99, located in the tea section. The mochiko rice flour I get at Ranch 99 sometimes and Nijiya market sometimes. This recipe is really simple!

  8. Hi Kirbie! That cake pan is so cute! your desserts with green tea always look so yummy. where do you get your green tea powder and the mochiko rice flour? I want to try out your recipes 🙂