This matcha latte flavored mug cake cooks in the microwave for an easy dessert that is ready in just a few minutes.
I’ve been drinking a lot of matcha lattes this summer. I’ve been obsessed with matcha green tea for years so I’m excited that the trend is really starting to pick up in San Diego. When I was in Japan, I went crazy over all the matcha flavored things. Now if only I could get Mr. K to like matcha as much as I do.
I previously shared a matcha mug cake recipe. This mug cake is similar but it has a more milky flavor blended with the matcha, just like a matcha latte.
The cake goes really great with a cup of matcha latte too!
Matcha Latte Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp high quality matcha powder (see note)
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp fat free milk
- 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp water
- In a microwave-safe mug, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and matcha powder. 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 heavy cream, milk, oil and water. Whisk batter until smooth. Cook in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating. Dust top with powdered sugar if desired.
- I use Maeda-En universal quality* matcha powder.
- The recipe above makes a small cake, about the size of an unfrosted cupcake. For the photos, I did 1.5 times the recipe in an 8 oz mug so that you can see the cake above the rim of the mug. If you wish for the bigger version, just multiply ingredients by 1.5 and cook for about 1 minute 30 seconds.
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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.
I also have a recipe video for a related recipe, Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake (no heavy cream and less milk flavor).
You are an excellent cook I love your matcha mug cake .
We’re happy you love it!
Is there a way to make this in the oven or stove stop? I don’t have a microwave
You can probably bake it in the oven but I haven’t tried
It was super good, but the batter tended to stick alot to my whisk
I’m glad you liked it.
This was delicious! I really like the original one but this one is even better because it tastes like a matcha latte in cake form.
I’m glad you liked it! I think I like this one a little more too
Have you tried any gluten free flours with this recipe?
sorry I have not
What if we don’t use heavy cream at all? Would the texture change?
yes because the recipes uses the fat of the heavy cream. If you do not wish to use heavy cream, please use this recipe instead: https://kirbiecravings.com/2014/05/matcha-green-tea-mug-cake.html
Hi Kirbie! Would it be possible to use whole milk instead of fat free? We don’t really drink fat free milk in my household. Thanks!
I find that whole milk tends to make the cake more dry which is why I recommend fat free. perhaps you can add some water to the milk, but I’m not sure how much