You may have been hearing about the superfood matcha which is making appearances in recipes ranging from smoothies to cakes to waffles. It’s benefits give you antioxidants, a higher metabolism, and make you feel more focused (so everything you need in college).

I jumped on board and started putting matcha in my breakfast smoothie instead of my usual cup of coffee and felt just as refreshed. I have been using this super ingredient in other recipes so keep reading to see how I made a matcha cake the college way- in a mug.

Chocolate Chip Matcha Mug Cake

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
Photo by Pippa Leigh
  • Step 1

    Add the dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, and matcha powder into the mug.

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  • Step 2

    Add the wet ingredients and mix together.

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  • Step 3

    Add in chocolate chips and mix to evenly distribute.

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  • Step 4

    Microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds.

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  • Step 5

    Top with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

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