Me and my obsession for green tea and anything mochi. This is 2 of my absolute favorite things in the world.  It’s not your usual looking mochi ball with red bean paste inside, this is a much easier recipe and its more of a mochi cake. If you search for “mochi cake” online it will probably bring you to the popular Hawaiian “Butter Mochi Cake,” although I have never tried this I am sure it tastes delicious. This is a great pairing with  glass of hot green tea, but keep in mind that it might keep you up at night.

Mochi cake cut in square pieces on a while plate and a cup of green tea in the background.

Green Tea Mochi Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 4 X 8 loaf pan with parchment paper. See notes
  • Mix all the dry ingredients. Put the Mochiko flour, sugar, and Matcha powder in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the egg, coconut milk, pure vanilla extract and butter and mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 35 minutes. Till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow for the cake to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • If you really like the taste of green tea then you can dust a bit on top of the icing sugar.

Recommended Equipment


  1. Mochiko is a sweet rice flour made from short grain glutinous rice.
  2. I use a loaf pan for this recipe since it makes a small portion about 10 squares. It is also best eaten the day you make it. Although it can keep for 3 days in an air tight container, the top will lose its crispiness. You can double the recipe and then use a 8 X 8 pan.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Baking, green tea, matcha, Sweet, treat
Author: Chichi
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