This single serving matcha green tea flavored mug cake has a strong green tea flavor and beautiful natural dark green color. It cooks in the microwave and is ready in minutes!
I’ve received a couple of requests for a green tea mug cake, so here it is! I really love the color.
This cake is light and fluffy and mildly sweet, letting the matcha flavor really shine through. If you prefer, you can add more sugar, but I prefer my green tea desserts to have a strong tea flavor.
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Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp (30 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp high quality matcha powder (see note)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp (12.5 g) granulated white sugar (see note)
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) nonfat milk
- 1/2 tbsp (7.5 ml) vegetable oil
- In a microwave-safe mug, add flour, matcha powder, baking powder and sugar. Whisk until evenly blended and no lumps remain. You want to make sure to break apart any matcha or flour lumps before adding the liquid.
- Add in milk and oil. Mix with whisk until batter is smooth and uniform in color. Cook in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. Let cake cool for a few minutes before eating.
- I prefer my green tea desserts less sweet, but you can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter dessert.
- For best results, use premium green tea otherwise your cake won't have the deep green color.
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.