Matcha Muffins Japanese Green Tea Cake Recipe

Matcha Muffins

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Matcha is a kind of Japanese green tea and it has became so popular world wide that we have many desserts which revolves around matcha. Matcha also comes with many health benefits which explains the reason why it is so popular not just with the Japanese only. For desserts, we usually use matcha in powder form. You can easily find them in Japanese grocery store. It simply gave off such a fragrant tea aroma when used in baking!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 muffins
Calories 116 kcal


  • Whisk
  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowl



  • 200 grams Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Green Tea Powder


  • 150 grams Butter
  • 120 grams Sugar
  • 120 grams Milk
  • 2 qty Large Eggs


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Beat the butter and eggs until creamy. Then add in the eggs one at a time to combine well.
  • Whisk in your milk to form all the wet ingredients.
  • Combine the wet and dry mixes together by slowly adding a little liquid in the dry mix and incorporating slowly so as to form flour lumps.
  • Bake in a preheated over at 180 degC for 20 - 30 min or until cooked in the center.


  • Use eggs that is around 55-60g
  • Use only matcha powder and not the loose tea leaves 
  • Make a matcha buttercream to pair with the muffins 


Calories: 116kcal
Keyword cake, quick and easy, sweet
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