Kirbie's Cravings

Matcha Latte Mug Cake

This matcha latte flavored mug cake cooks in the microwave for an easy dessert that is ready in just a few minutes.
overhead photo of Matcha Latte Mug Cake

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.
photo of Matcha Latte Mug Cake dusted with powdered sugar
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.
overhead photo of a Matcha Latte Mug Cake and a Matcha Latte The cake goes really great with a cup of matcha latte too!

overhead photo of a matcha latte mug cake

Matcha Latte Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Single serving matcha latte flavored mug cake that cooks in the microwave!
4.67 from 3 votes


  • 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.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

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.

Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Mention @KirbieCravings and tag #kirbiecravings!

I also have a recipe video for a related recipe, Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake (no heavy cream and less milk flavor).

Single Serving Matcha Latte Mug CakeI also have a recipe video for a related recipe, Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake (no heavy cream and less milk flavor).

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14 comments on “Matcha Latte Mug Cake”

  1. You are an excellent cook I love your matcha mug cake .

  2. Is there a way to make this in the oven or stove stop? I don’t have a microwave 

  3. It was super good, but the batter tended to stick alot to my whisk

  4. 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.  

  5. Have you tried any gluten free flours with this recipe? 

  6. What if we don’t use heavy cream at all? Would the texture change? 

  7. 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