Matcha Green Tea Recipes: 5 Sweet Homemade Desserts

by Maria Konou

There is a good reason why matcha green tea has been so popular in recent years! It is extremely beneficial for your health and wellbeing, it tastes amazing, it can be added to many sweet recipes, and it is GREEN! This unique ingredient adds a beautiful pale green shade to your recipes and loads them with nutrients and benefits. So, why not branch out and try making something other than a good old matcha latte! In this article, we will explore 5 easy green tea recipes for delicious matcha desserts. We will show you how to make a matcha mug cake in less than 90 seconds, as well as how to make a decadent matcha strawberry chocolate bark with 4 only ingredients! So, without further ado, grab your matcha powders, and let’s make some delicious homemade treats:

Matcha green tea powder is so easy to include in various dessert recipes 

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What is matcha?

Matcha is powdered green tea, which is extremely easy to add to many recipes. You can use it to make classic matcha tea or other sweet drinks, as well as self-indulgent desserts and snacks. Thanks to its powder form, this ingredient is extremely versatile and easy to work with. What’s more, matcha also gives you a boost of energy, which, unlike coffee, lasts for up to 4 hours! When it comes to the matcha vs coffee debate, we firmly stand with the green tea powder as we cannot overlook its amazing benefits. However, do not get us wrong, we will always enjoy and love a delicious coffee drink early in the morning!

Think about drinking matcha instead of coffee 

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Matcha green tea has so many health benefits

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The best green tea dessert recipes

Let’s start making some matcha magic in the kitchen! These 6 recipes are delicious, beautiful-looking, healthy, and most importantly super easy to make! The perfect guilt-free snacks to enjoy on a girl’s wine night!

Strawberry Matcha Chocolate Bark

This recipe is: super easy, with only 4 ingredients

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 20 bite-sized bark pieces


  • 10 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, lay parchment paper on a tray or cookie sheet.
  2. After that, melt the white chocolate using a double boiler (until halfway melted) or in the microwave (30 seconds). Stir chocolate until it completely melts.
  3. Then in a small bowl, spoon out four tablespoons of melted white chocolate and set aside. This will be used to create decorative swirls for the bark.
  4. After that, go back to the big bowl of white chocolate, sift in matcha and mix well.
  5. Then evenly spread the matcha chocolate onto the parchment paper.
  6. Drizzle the white chocolate from the small bowl on top of the matcha chocolate and swirl using a chopstick or toothpick.
  7. After that, sprinkle on freeze-dried strawberries and salt flakes.
  8. Finally, refrigerate the bark for 15 minutes to let the chocolate firm and cut into irregular, bite-sized pieces.


Gather all of your ingredients and start making this delicious chocolate bark

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In the big bowl of white chocolate, sift in matcha and mix well

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After that, evenly spread the matcha chocolate onto the parchment paper

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Drizzle the white chocolate from the small bowl on top of the matcha chocolate

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Easy, indulgent, and with only 4 ingredients!

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Watch this YouTube video recipe for visual instructions:

Easy Matcha Mug Cake

This recipe is: egg-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly, ready in 90 seconds

Total time: 4 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake


  • 4 tablespoons flour of choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or another sweetener of choice)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, prepare a tall microwave-safe coffee mug and add the flour, baking powder, sugar, matcha powder. Whisk until the matcha powder is well combined with the dry ingredients, and almost no lumps are seen.
  2. After that, whisk in the almond milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla until it forms a smooth batter with no lumps.
  3. Then bake in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  4. Finally, let the mug cake cool off and top with some dairy-free coconut yogurt or whipped coconut cream.


Make your matcha mug cake in a big mug 

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After that, microwave this cake for 90 seconds and enjoy!

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Finally, top with some whipped cream and sprinkle with some matcha powder on top

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Mug cakes are so delicious and easy to make 

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Watch this YouTube video recipe for visual instructions:

Matcha Tiramisu

This recipe is: creamy, delicious, with a slight energy kick

Total time: 5 hours (with chilling)

Servings: 6 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 60 g pastry flour
  • 50 g corn starch
  • 1 cup matcha tea
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 3 egg yolks (for the cream filling)
  • 70 g granulated sugar (for the cream filling)
  • 250 g mascarpone (for the cream filling)
  • 200 g heavy cream (for the cream filling)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 200 C / 392 °F.
  2. Then beat 4 egg yolks with half of the sugar (50g) until the sugar fully dissolves.
  3. After that, using a stand mixer, make the meringue by whipping the egg whites with the other half of the sugar and whip for about 5 minutes.
  4. While making the meringue, sift the flour and corn starch into the egg yolk and fold carefully until combined.
  5. When the meringue is ready, mix ¼ of it with the flour egg yolk mixture to loosen it up, then fold in the rest of the meringue very carefully using a rubber spatula.
  6. Next, get your piping bag with a round nozzle tip and pipe around 28 equal-sized finger shapes, leaving enough space in between them.
  7. After that, bake them for 10 minutes.
  8. Next, whip the egg yolk with sugar with the help of a hand whisk over a double boiler until the sugar fully dissolves. Cool the egg yolk sugar mixture, then carefully whip the mascarpone. Do not over beat as it can get runny easily.
  9. After that, carefully fold it into the egg yolk mixture with a rubber spatula.
  10. In a separate bowl, whip the cold heavy cream and carefully fold it into the mascarpone egg yolk mixture.
  11. Next, soak the ladyfingers into some freshly brewed matcha tea and place them next to each other on the bottom of the bowl, then dust with some matcha powder.
  12. Then spread an even layer of cream on the ladyfingers then place another layer of tea-soaked ladyfingers on top then cream again.
  13. Finally, refrigerate the matcha tiramisu for a minimum of 4 hours.


The ingredients for the meringue

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And the ingredients for the cream filling

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Use a round nozzle tip to pipe equal-sized finger shapes and bake them in the oven

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Then whip the egg yolk with sugar with the help of a hand whisk 

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Dip the ladyfingers in the matcha tea and assemble the matcha tiramisu

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After that, leave the tiramisu to chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours 

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The most delicious alien-looking tiramisu ever

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Finally, grab a big spoon and enjoy this sweet green tea recipe

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Watch this YouTube video recipe for visual instructions:

Matcha Madeleines

This recipe is: a classic French baked treat

Total time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 12 servings


  • 6 tablespoon (85 g) unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons (93 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (90 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • confectioners sugar (for dusting)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, melt the butter and allow it to cool.
  2. Then, in a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat eggs and egg yolk until light in color. Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is thick. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt. Use a spatula to gently fold dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
  4. After that, add cooled melted butter in two additions. Fold until butter is absorbed into the batter. Transfer batter to an airtight container. Let chill in the fridge for at least three hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Then preheat the oven to 375 °F. Butter and flour a 12 cavity Madeleine pan. Tap out any excess flour.
  6. After that, fill the Madeleine pan ¾ full of batter. Use a piping bag, small cookie scoop, or two spoons to distribute the batter.
  7. Finally, bake for 10-12 minutes until the cakes have a little hump and the top of the cake springs back when gently pressed. Allow cakes to cool in the pan for one minute before inverting and unfolding. Dust with powdered sugar.


Carry out each step of this recipe with lots of care and love

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It is important to let the Madeleines cool off before popping them out of their forms 

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Finally, lightly dust them with some confectioners sugar 

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Madelenies are best consumed fresh and still warm 

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One of our favorite green tea recipes

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Be creative and decorate them with whatever your heart desires 

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Watch this YouTube video recipe for visual instructions:

Matcha Sugar Cookies

This recipe is: soft and chewy

Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Servings: 17 cookies


  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon (5 g) matcha powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cup (180 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • granulated sugar (for rolling)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together softened butter, sugar, and matcha until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  2. Then add egg and mix until incorporated. Scrape down the bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add dry mixture to mixing bowl. Mix on low speed until dough forms. Scrape down bowl as needed. Do not over mix.
  4. After that, cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, overnight is best.
  5. Then preheat the oven to 350 °F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  6. Use a 1 ½ tablespoon scoop to portion out the cookie dough. Roll into ball and coat with granulated sugar. Place cookie balls 2-inches apart from each other on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Finally, bake 13-15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are set, take them out, and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes.


Different brands of matcha powder have different shades of green 

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Use an ice cream scoop to form the cookie dough balls easier 

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After that, bake them until they are slightly more golden in color

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Stack your cookies together and make the most delicious green cookie tower 

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Enjoy these chewy matcha cookies with a glass of warm milk

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Watch this YouTube video recipe for visual instructions:

Viral Green Tea Recipes: Delicious 3 flavored matcha strawberry cookies as seen on Pinterest:

Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.