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Matcha Mug Cake (Gluten-Free + Naturally Sweetened)

Fluffy and delicious gluten-free matcha mug cake only requires a few ingredients and about 5 minutes to make. This naturally sweetened dessert-for-one is a healthier dessert option.

Gluten-Free and Naturally Sweetened Matcha Mug Cake

It appears as though matcha can be a very polarizing tea.

Either folks LOVE it fiercely, or they could do without it.

You may guess based on the fact that I drink a Bulletproof Matcha Latte every single morning which camp I fall into.

Additionally, my Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream, Matcha Chia Seed Pudding, and my Grain-Free Matcha Muffins are some of my favorite treats.

Which brings me to my newest matcha preference: Matcha mug cake.

You guys, I just love this mug of unadulterated bliss.

It’s easy to prepare when post-dinner dessert craving hits, it’s packed with flavor, it is otherworldly with white chocolate chips and pecans…it’s just a dream boat.

Matcha Mug Cake. Only 5 minutes required for this easy gluten-free dessert recipe

Matcha Mug Cake made in 5 minutes. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

Generally, I’m a big fan of mug cake for a number of reasons:

  1. They take a total of about 5 minutes to make
  2. No leftovers to tempt me into overindulgence
  3. They can easily be made on the healthier end of the cake spectrum with little effort.

This Matacha Mug Cake is just so easy to prepare. Have a look!

How to make Matcha Mug Cake:

Simply stir together the ingredients for this cake in a measuring cup, nuke on high in the microwave for a couple of minutes, top with your goodies, and wait with bated breath as the dang thing cools enough to consume.

Matcha Mug Cake recipe - gluten-free and sugar-free

Serving options? You can go nuts here. I like the white chocolate chip and pecan combination with a drizzle of full-fat coconut milk on top. You can do fresh fruit, any sort of homemade sauces or whipped cream, granola, whatever’s your jam! Consider eating this beauty for breakfast 😉

Gluten-free, naturally sweetened Matcha Mug Cake - a quick and easy dessert for one!
That’s it! Get your mug’s worth of fluffy cake perfection!

Gluten-Free and Naturally Sweetened Matcha Mug Cake

Gluten-Free Matcha Mug Cake

If you enjoy matcha, you'll love this single-serve gluten-free matcha mug cake! Quick, easy, magically unique!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
1 mug cake



  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the mug cake in a large mug until the batter is completely smooth.
  • Microwave on high for 1.5 to 2 minutes, until mug cake has risen and is cooked through.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk, chopped pecans, and white chocolate chips. Allow cake to cool for a few minutes before diving in


Serving: 1Mug Cake - Calories: 540kcal - Carbohydrates: 96g - Protein: 8g - Fat: 15g - Fiber: 3g - Sugar: 58g
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free mug cake recipe, matcha mug cake, matcha recipes, single-serve desserts, vegetarian
Servings: 1 mug cake
Calories: 540kcal
Author: Julia
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Monday 27th of September 2021

I also was able to quit my daily coffee habit with oat milk matcha lattes as well. It just feels cleaner. I can't wait to try this recipe, though I don't like white chocolate so maybe ill try regular instead.


Wednesday 29th of September 2021

It's great with regular chocolate chips too! :D xoxo


Thursday 18th of May 2017

Ooh! My new supply of matcha is arriving today via Thrive and this is just in time to save me from myself LOL!!! Most of my recipes are totally "good", this is just a little "naughty", which will go well with the evening True Blood binge I have been on. ;-) I totally LOL'd at the comment about needing something to do with the matcha in the cabinet, as it reminded me of the old tofu joke. A woman asks another at the checkout line 'What do you do with tofu?' "oh it usually sits in the fridge until it goes bad, then I buy another one' 'Darn, I already use that recipe' ;-)


Thursday 18th of May 2017

I LOL-ed at the tofu joke ;) ;) I'm so glad you'll have some fresh matcha to prepare the mug cake! Hope you enjoy!

Joanne Bruno

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Dude, I'm with you on the matcha-obsession. Except I drink that AND coffee. The caffeine around here is no joke. Love the idea of it in a mug cake! Perfect sweet treat.

Jennifer Kim

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Looks amazing! Is there any sub for full fat coconut milk? ????


Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Hi Jennifer! You can use unsweetened almond milk, but as a heads up, the cake won't turn out quite as moist because of the loss of fat content. If you'd like, you can experiment with a combination of almond milk and oil to keep it moist! :)

Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

Monday 1st of May 2017

This is so freaking creative!! I'm ashamed to admit I've never tried a mug cake before. I don't know why- they're so dang easy to make. I need to try this one because it looks amazing! Maybe for an afternoon pick-me-up? :)

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