Brilliant Matcha Mug Cake Recipe in 10 Minutes (or Less)

Matcha Mug Cake

A sweet, healthy, and elegant twist on the common mug cake.

Have you jumped onto the mug cake bandwagon yet? It’s been quite the craze—and why shouldn’t it be? Ten minutes to get a fast and delicious “baked” treat at home…what could be better!

This matcha mug cake is healthier than your everyday version. Grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo (uses honey as a sweetener), this matcha cake recipe makes a perfect dessert, snack, or even breakfast—without the guilt. Besides all that, the matcha tea powder you’ll use is bursting with all kinds of health benefits as well.

The matcha works well with this cake recipe because its earthy and exotic flavor pairs perfectly with chocolate. The matcha powder also gives you a big dose of antioxidants, which are amazing for your body. They help fight off all kinds of health issues (diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart problems, cancer), and also help your skin look better. Matcha is a detoxifier, an immune system booster, an energy-giver, and an all-around healer.

Plus, it tastes darn good in this matcha cake!

Remember, if you want to make more than one mug cake, don’t put two in the microwave at once. Make them separately.

Enjoy this yummy matcha mug cake with a moist, tender crumb!

Matcha Mug Cake Recipe

Matcha Mug Cake Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed almond flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)
  • Fresh strawberries for serving

  1. Put the butter in your favorite large, microwave-safe mug.
  2. Microwave the butter for 10–20 seconds, or just until it’s melted.
  3. Stir in the matcha powder.
  4. Add the honey, milk, and vanilla, and beat thoroughly with a fork.
  5. Crack the egg into the mug, and beat again.
  6. Beat in the almond flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. (Don’t worry if a few small lumps are in there.)
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Microwave for about 2 minutes, or until the cake is set and “pulling away” from the sides of the mug, but still a little jiggly. (Don’t worry if the top isn’t completely dry.)
  9. Let it cool for at least five minutes.
  10. You can have the cake directly from your mug, or if you are serving it to a guest, you can loosen it with a small spoon and unmold it onto a plate.
  11. Top with a fresh strawberry if you’d like, and serve warm.

Yield 1 serving


To learn how to make more amazingly tasty treats and drinks using matcha powder, download our recipe book, or visit our Epic Matcha blog!