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Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Swirl Cake

close-up photo of a Matcha Green tea chocolate swirl cake

I love matcha green tea flavored foods.  I’m always choosing green tea flavored cakes, ice cream, candy, cookies, drinks, etc.  However, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered how easy it is to bake with matcha green tea and make my own matcha green tea flavored desserts.

While browsing food pictures, I found this chocolate matcha bundt cake recipe from Bakerella. The recipe looked so simple, I had to try it.

I followed this recipe exactly as written.  The cake came out very pretty, though it was very dense, and hard to get out of the bundt mold.  Usually, I don’t have a problem, but this time my cake stuck to the mold.
photo of the cake in a panoverhead photo of half the cake on a plate
I think it still came out looking pretty though even though part of it stuck in the pan.  If I were to present it, I would have needed some icing or something though.  I love the swirls of dark green with the chocolate.

Taste-wise, the cake was just okay for me.  Very dense and a little dry.  I was also a little chewy, almost like a fudgy brownie.  The green tea flavor definitely was there.  Next time I will try another cake recipe.  I’ve had a hard time finding a moist cake recipe made from scratch.  But now that I know how easy it is to make things matcha flavored, the possibilities are endless! I plan on making matcha green tea cupcakes, cookies, mochi, etc! I don’t know why I never thought to just add some matcha green tea powder to a baking mixture to give it the matcha green tea taste.

close-up photo showing the marbled chocolate and matcha cakephoto of Matcha Green tea chocolate swirl cakephoto of a slice of cake on a plate

You might like my green tea cupcakes, too.

Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Swirl Cake

Servings: 1 (10-cup) Bundt cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
I love making desserts with matcha green tea and this chocolate bundt cake marbled with green tea is a fun dessert to make


Chocolate Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Matcha Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour (or cocoa) a 10 or 12-cup Bundt pan.
  • With a wire whisk, mix the dry ingredients for the chocolate mixture in a small bowl and set aside. In another small bowl, do the same for the matcha mixture.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. Divide the creamed mixture evenly in two separate bowls.
  • Slowly add the chocolate mixture to one half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Then, add the matcha mixture to the other half of the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Drop alternating spoonfuls of each mixture into the bundt pan until it's about 3/4 full. For a marbled effect, gently run a knife through the two batters in a swirling motion. (Once or twice will do the trick.) Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Recipe source: Bakerella

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 “Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Swirl Cake”

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  3. me too! and I love the color.

  4. Your recipe looks great. I’ll have to add it to my list of green tea recipes to try.

  5. Hi Helen! I definitely will!

  6. Oh, that’s pretty! I love green tea anything!

  7. Hey- I too love adding green tea to desserts! This looks outstanding! I made Green Tea Madeline Cookies and posted the recipes on my blog if you are interested. Here is the link:

  8. I’m a huge fan of matcha too! Do share more of your matcha adventures!