Who doesn’t want a snack? When I found my first mug cake recipe I was blown away, but add in matcha and it makes it a Matcha Mug Cake. Since, who doesn’t like matcha? In university, I would use the same ingredients in a rice cooker for a whole cake. Just. For. Me. #guiltypleasures This version is quick and portion sized to be just the right amount for a “healthy” snack that will also go well with a mug of matcha (why not right?).
The matcha I used for this recipe is Momo Tea’s Momo Usucha, but their Matsu or Take would also do well. The latter two are both great introductory teas to try matcha. I personally like to use a higher grade of matcha for more taste, a vivid green and to make it that little bit extra special. Use whichever works for you and feel free to adjust the sweetness or even omit if you would like.
Matcha Green Tea Mug Cake Recipe
3 tbsp All-purpose Flour (or alternative)
1tsp Momo Tea’s Momo Usucha Matcha
2 ½ – 3 tbsp sugar (or alternative)
¼ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Milk (or alternative)
2 tbsp oil
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Sift and mix all dry ingredients together to prevent lumps.
- Add wet ingredients and mix till combined
- Grease a mug and pour mix into it
- Microwave on high for 90 sec or till cooked.
Just a quick note on when you are cooking, keep an eye on it. It can “levitate” out of the mug if it’s not watched. This is because it is basically being steamed by the microwave and because you greased the mug.
Lastly, if you want to add anything extra it’s all up to you. This recipe goes well with fruit, dark chocolate or even white chocolate. The choice is yours.
Have you tried a mug cake recipe before? Share your experience with us in the comments below.