Japanese Matcha Cake

8-10 Servings Ready in 50 minutes

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Green tea powder, or Matcha, is one of the ingredients making their way into bakeries worldwide. Most of us love replicating what we find in shops so here’s the easiest way to replicate a Chocolate Japanese Matcha cake.

More than any other recipe, this requires high quality ingredients. Matcha or Green tea powder has to be preserved away from light and heat. I recommend keeping it in an airtight container, possibly lightproof if not stored inside your cupboards. Now since this is a chocolate based cake, you need to invest in premium chocolate. You will need to get unsweetened dark chocolates for this recipe, and if you’re having a hard time deciding on the best variety to get, I recommend checking out Chocolak (www.chocolak.com) as their store is home to some of the best products and let you order chocolates online and have them delivered to your door.



  • 2 1/2 cups tonic water
  • 150 grams dark unsweetened chocolate
  • 160 grams of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 big eggs


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk


  • 1

    Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and grease the inside of three 8-inch cake pans.

  • 2

    In a saucepan, heat the tonic water, dark chocolate, and butter. Once the butter has melted, add the all the sugar and whisk. Remove from the heat and keep it at room temperature. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  • 3

    Whisk the eggs separately and pour them over the chocolate mixture until combined. Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture to get a lumpy batter.

  • 4

    Divide the batter amongst the three pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let the pans cool completely before proceeding. Note: You can prepare the cakes the night before the final preparation of the Matcha cake.

  • 5

    To prepare the frosting, add butter to a stand-up mixer and in another bowl, sift together the sugar and Green Tea powder together. Beat the butter and then slowly add the Green Tea powder and sugar to the butter. Pour in the milk and beat until smooth.

  • 6

    Assemble the cake layers, and start adding the frosting while spreading it evenly. Do each layer at a time and every time you add a layer, simply repeat the frosting process. The top of the cake will require extra frosting so make sure you smooth it out nicely. If you’re adventurous enough, you can decorate the top of the cake with extra ganache or small fruit pieces.

  • per 100g
Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories262 Kcal
Protein7 grams
Carbohydrate33 grams
Total Fat12 grams
Saturated Fats3 grams
Sodium105 mg
Cholesterol62 mg

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