matcha cake

Matcha Green Tea Cake with Chocolate Chips

First used in China, green tea was brought to Japan in the 12th century by Myoan Eisai, a Buddhist priest. By the 13th century, samurai warriors had adopted Zen Buddhism and began preparing and drinking this powdered green tea, called matcha, laying the foundations of the Japanese tea ceremony. Baking was a cooking technique introduced by Portuguese missionaries in the 15th century.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoons powdered green tea (matcha)
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup plain whole yogurt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter and flour a 10-inch cake pan.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha and set aside.

In a large bowl beat together the sugar, oil and eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes before turning out of the pans. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Serves 12

4 thoughts on “Matcha Green Tea Cake with Chocolate Chips

  1. Rachel and Noah

    thanks Maite……. will try this cake…..Looks so yummy……….we will see u for the Mother’s Day Tea!

  2. Therese

    We made this cake at the artbites event at the Huntington. This is one of the best desserts I can remember having. We had it with the Lemon curd we made in the cooking class. Such a FANTASTIC combination. Since it has a green tint, I will be making it for St Patrick’s day dessert. Can’t wait.

    1. Maite Gomez-Rejón Post author

      Thanks for commenting, Therese! I’m so glad you liked it! I love it too. What a great idea to make it for St. Patrick’s Day! I will take note. Hope to see you again soon.


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