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Keto Matcha Mug Cake Recipe

Louise | August 19
Keto Matcha Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Dilemma: You want a quick keto dessert or snack, but you don’t want to spend hours baking it.

That’s where this keto matcha mug cake recipe comes in. You can be eating this delicious cake in less than five minutes – seriously!

I personally love this matcha-flavored recipe – but if that’s not to your liking there are a bunch of other Keto mug cake recipes here for you to check out.

What is Matcha Powder?

Matcha powder is special green tea leaves that have been powdered. It’s been popular in Asian cultures as a drink and as a flavoring in desserts.

In recent years, matcha has become increasingly popular in the U.S., especially since matcha has been linked to various health benefits.

Health Benefits of Matcha:

  • Matcha could help you lose fat (1)
  • It’s packed with antioxidants (there could be 137 times more catechins in matcha than in other green teas) (2)
  • Matcha could improve insulin sensitivity (3)
  • It could improve mental performance in conjunction with L-theanine (4)
  • It’s also been linked to protection against liver and kidney damage (5)
  • It could reduce carb absorption (6)

Why does matcha taste so good in cake?

Matcha is traditionally consumed as a beverage, mixed with hot water at tea ceremonies. But most of us drink matcha mixed with other creamy ingredients.

Keto Matcha Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Matcha lattes made with milk or matcha almond lattes made with almond milk are popular. More inventive drinks like matcha frappuccinos are becoming all the rage.

Matcha is a great flavor to add to desserts because the slightly bitter matcha flavor goes ridiculously well with cream and sugar!

That’s why this matcha mug cake recipe contains coconut cream as well as an egg to give it a creamy flavor. And the cake is sweetened with erythritol.

Other Keto Matcha Recipes

If you love matcha like me, then check out this Matcha Keto Smoothie Bowl!

How to Make Keto Mug Cakes

Now that you’ve got some background on matcha, let’s get to the mug cake!

There’s a simple process to making mug cakes (often called microwave cakes).

Mix the ingredients together in the mug and then microwave for 90-120 seconds. Let it cool, and then enjoy your little cake straight out of the mug with a spoon.

Most keto mug cakes use some combination of the following ingredients:

  • Keto flours (almond flour, coconut flour, or both)
  • Keto fats (almond butter, coconut cream, coconut oil, ghee)
  • Egg (this helps to bind the ingredients together)
  • Baking powder (to give the cake a bit of fluffiness)
  • Your favorite flavors and Keto sweeteners


Keto Matcha Mug Cake Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American



  1. Grease a mug.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients with a fork.
  3. Pour mixture into mug.
  4. Microwave for 90 seconds on high.
  5. Cool for a few minutes.
  6. Pop out of mug gently and slice.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  3 g


  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 12 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.