2-Minute Easy Matcha Mug Cake That Matcha Latte Lovers Need in Their L

1 serving
2 min

It’s easy being green when you’re matcha. Get your matcha fix in this beautiful and delicious matcha mug cake. It takes 2 minutes to make, and is gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly. It is SO good! You’ll want to make this single serving matcha cake all the time for a healthy snack or dessert.

Matcha mug cake with whipped cream

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Matcha Mug Cake

I don’t know how I haven’t made a matcha mug cake yet.

Matcha mug cake with whipped cream and a spoon

If you’re new to Best Mug Cakes or new to me, you might not know that matcha lattes are my absolute favorite drink.

There is almost always matcha powder in my pantry. It’s a staple to me like milk or flour lol.

If you like tea in desserts, try this chai mug cake too – it’s really good. And this pumpkin mug cake was inspired by pumpkin spice lattes.

What is Matcha?

Matcha is green tea leaves ground up into a fine powder.

Matcha mug cake with matcha powder

Instead of steeping a tea bag of leaves and then removing the tea bag, you mix the matcha powder into water or milk and drink the tea leaf powder.

You can drink it as is (and it will be kinda bitter), but it is SO good as a latte.

And there are these 7 proven health benefits to matcha too!

Related recipe: 2 Minute Gluten-Free Blueberry Mug Cake.

Best Matcha Powders

If you’re new to matcha or want some recommendations, I have tried a LOT of different matcha powders. These are my favorites:

I like the pure unsweetened matcha as well; the only thing is it can clump more than the sweetened kind.

Matcha mug cake with whipped cream and a spoon on the side

So if you’re using the matcha powder to make a latte, make sure you mix it with a bit of hot water first before adding milk. Or you can use a milk frother (I have a simple one like this and love it).

With this matcha mug cake recipe, you’ll be mixing the matcha powder right into the flour, so you shouldn’t have any clumpy patches in your cake. It’ll just be smooth, green, deliciousness!

Oh and there’s even keto matcha powder ( you can get it here).

Matcha Cake in a Mug Ingredients
Matcha cake in a mug
  • almond flour
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • granulated sugar (regular sugar, coconut sugar, monk fruit, erythritol, etc.)
  • melted butter (or oil)
  • unsweetened matcha powder
  • cream (or milk, or almond milk, soy milk, etc. – any kind you like to drink)

Related recipe: Almond Flour Mug Cake – Healthy, Gluten-Free, and Totally Delicious.

Tips for Making the Best Matcha Mug Cake
Single serving matcha cake with a bite taken out

Mix the matcha powder in with the almond flour well, so you don’t get clumps of matcha powder in your finished mug cake. That will make it taste bitter instead of a lovely light sweet flavor.

I included a range of sugar in the ingredients: from 1-2 tablespoons. I like my mug cakes mildly sweet, so I would use 1 tablespoon. If you like your desserts sweeter, use 1.5 or 2 tablespoons of sugar.

If you use sweetened matcha powder instead of unsweetened, reduce the sugar you add by a bit.

Whenever you’re trying a new mug cake recipe, microwave on high for 1 minute. All microwaves are different and you don’t want to dry out the mug cake.

Matcha mug cake with whipped cream and a spoon

If you need more time for this matcha green tea mug cake to cook, add 15 seconds at a time until done.

My microwave took 1 minute 15 seconds to cook this mini matcha cake to perfection.

I tried making this mug cake with 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder but it definitely needed the whole 1 teaspoon to be matcha enough.

Related recipe: Cinnamon Mug Cake: A Cozy and Surprisingly Healthy 2-Minute Treat.

Keto Matcha Mug Cake

It’s easy to make this matcha mug cake keto.

Matcha cake in a mug with whipped cream

Almond flour is naturally keto.

You can use unsweetened matcha powder or use a keto matcha powder ( like this one).

For the granulated sweetener, use xylitol, erythritol, or monk fruit.

Okay, let’s make this mug cake!

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2-minute matcha mug cake for green tea lovers (gluten-free, paleo, keto)
I hope you love this matcha mug cake!
2-Minute Easy Matcha Mug Cake That Matcha Latte Lovers Need in Their L
Recipe details
  • 1  serving
  • Prep time: 1 Minutes Cook time: 1 Minutes Total time: 2 min
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  • 4 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you like things)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (or oil or vegan butter like Earth Balance)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp cream (or milk, or almond milk, or any milk you like)

1. Mix the almond flour, sugar, matcha powder, and baking powder in a small bowl.2. Add the egg, and stir in the cream/milk and the melted butter.3. Pour the batter into a sprayed microwave-safe mug.5. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds depending on your microwave.6. Check for doneness at 60 seconds and add time in 15 second increments if you need to.7. Enjoy your matcha mug cake!
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