I’m very excited to share with you my Matcha Monday post this week! I’ve put together a super simple recipe for a Chocolate Chip Matcha Mug Cake that’s a total no brainer to whip up. Less than 2 minutes in the microwave and you’ll end up with the most delicious and moist matcha cake ever!
This recipe is a nice way to try using matcha as a cooking ingredient for the first time. You’ll be able to appreciate how cooking with matcha helps to balance out sweeter flavors, which is exactly why you see it used in so many cake and cookie recipes.
If you never try any of the other recipes from my site, I hope you try this one. It represents everything I love about matcha green tea, where a traditional ingredient is enjoyed in a unique, easy, and modern way.
Makes 1 mug cake or 2 smaller teacup cakes
microwave safe mug or 1 large mug and 2 smaller teacups
fork, for mixing
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp matcha powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp almond milk
1 Tbsp vegetable oil, plus a bit more for oiling mug/cups
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 drop almond extract
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips, plus a few more for decorating the top of the mug cake
1.) Lightly coat the inside of the mug/cups with vegetable oil, to create a non-stick inner surface. You can use a paper towel to do this.
2.) Place all dry ingredients in the large mug and mix with a fork thoroughly.
3.) Add the liquid ingredients, then again mix with the fork thoroughly. Add 2 Tbsp of the chocolate chips, then mix those in so that they are evenly distributed. At this point, if you prefer to serve the cakes in 2 smaller teacups, divide the batter between the 2 teacups evenly.
4.) Place the large mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. For 2 smaller teacups, cook them for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
5.) With a tea towel, carefully remove the hot mug/cups from the microwave. Scatter the remaining chocolate chips on top of the cake and serve!