Vegan Matcha Cake

A cake colored green? Indeed! Let’s make this velvety and moist Vegan Matcha Cake, crafted with white all-purpose flour, almond milk, vegetable oil, and sweetened with granulated sugar. The perfect sweet escape for those looking for a refreshing delight to usher in spring in green colors! Put on your apron! Let’s go!

Did you know?

The history of green tea in China goes back to 8th century. The method of making powdered tea from steam-prepared dried tea leaves, became popular in 12th century. That is when Matcha was discovered by a Buddhist monk, Myoan Eisai, and brought to Japan.

Read more about the history of Matcha here

Why we love 💕this Vegan Matcha Cake

  • For its attractive, bright green color
  • It is made with the intense Matcha tea and adds on texture and flavor
  • It is a versatile cake. It is easy to enjoy at home but makes an impressive dessert gift to share in a party
  • You can easily make it gluten-free with rice flour or any other type of gluten free flour, or a gluten-free flour mix

👩‍🍳What you need to make the Vegan Matcha Cake

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • A wooden whisk
  • A loaf pan

🕐How to make this Vegan Matcha Cake

There are a few steps you need to follow to make this Vegan Matcha Cake

  1. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, and vanilla extract
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda
  3. In a small bowl, mix together almond milk and apple cider vinegar and let them rest to curdle
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together Matcha powder and boiling water until smooth
  5. Add in the dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl, alternating with the almond milk mixture and the Matcha mixture
  6. Finally, pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes
Whisking Matcha powder with water in a bowl to make the vegan Matcha cake
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The green mixture in a large bowl is ready to make the  cake
Green mixture ready

Check the recipe card below for the entire recipe and the steps to follow

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❓FAQs about the Vegan Matcha Cake

What type of Matcha Powder can I use for this Vegan Matcha Cake?

Any type of culinary grade Matcha powder which is a green tea powder can be used in this recipe. It is recommended to use a high-quality, ceremonial grade Matcha powder for the best flavor and color. The type of green tea used should be Matcha powder specifically, as it has a distinct flavor and fine powder consistency that works well in baking

What can I use as a substitute for almond milk?

In this recipe, almond milk is used as the base for this vegan Matcha cake. You can replace the almond milk with any other type of non-dairy, plant-based milk, such as soy milk, cashew milk, rice milk, oat milk or coconut milk, if desired. Notice that texture and the creamy consistency of the cake batter might be different according to the plant milk you use

Can I use an alternative for granulated sugar?

Yes, you can use maple syrup, agave nectar, or date syrup. However, adding them may change the color of the green mixture and it may become a little pale.

Can I add cream to this vegan cake?

There is no cream used in this recipe. If you would like to add a creamy element to the cake, you could try adding coconut cream or any other non-dairy whipped cream alternative. This obviously will change the recipe so you will need to tweak it a bit!

What type of oil can I use for this vegan recipe?

In this recipe, vegetable oil is used as a replacement for dairy butter. Vegetable oil is a common ingredient used in vegan baking as it helps to keep the cake moist and provides a neutral flavor. You can use coconut oil if you prefer for a more intense flavor

How can I store the Vegan Matcha Cake?

1. The cake can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
2. If you would like to store the cake for a longer period of time, you can refrigerate it for up to a week or freeze it for up to 2 months. Before serving, allow the cake to come to room temperature or warm it up in the oven for a few minutes

How can I serve Vegan Matcha Cake?

The Vegan Matcha Cake pairs well with a variety of beverages, including:
 
1.    Green tea – the natural Matcha flavor in the cake complements the green tea perfectly
2.    Almond milk – a creamy and nutty non-dairy alternative that balances the flavors in the cake
3.    Ginger tea – the spicy and warming flavors of the ginger tea pair well with the earthy Matcha flavor
4.    Fresh fruit juice – a sweet and fruity drink that provides a refreshing contrast to the cake

In addition, you can serve it with smooth, vegan, green tea ice cream or to spread your favorite nut butter on each moisty Matcha cake slice!

In this recipe, we serve the Vegan Matcha Cake with powdered sugar mixed with green tea Matcha powder. Many like to glaze their cake but we’d rather be simple for this one!

What other dessert recipes can I make with Matcha green tea?

Matcha green tea powder is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of desserts. Here are some popular desserts that you can make with Matcha powder:
1. Green tea cakes: a shorter version of the cake we made but individually served. You can make them in cake tins
2. Green tea ice cream: Combine dairy-free milk, daily-free cream, sugar, and Matcha powder and freeze it to make a delicious Matcha ice cream
3. Matcha Macarons: Make macaron shells and fill them with a Matcha vegan buttercream for a sweet and creamy treat
4. Matcha Brownies: Mix matcha powder into your brownie vegan batter for a unique twist on a classic dessert

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Vegan Matcha Cake on a plate

Vegan Matcha Cake

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A cake colored green? Indeed! Let's make this velvety and moist Vegan Matcha Cake, crafted with white all-purpose flour, almond milk, vegetable oil, and sweetened with granulated sugar. The perfect sweet escape for those looking for a refreshing delight to usher in spring in green colors! Put on your apron! Let's go!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 8
Calories 156 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a loaf cake pan
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, and vanilla extract until well combined
  • In a small bowl, mix together almond milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for a minute to curdle
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together matcha powder and boiling water until smooth
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl, alternating with the almond milk mixture and the matcha mixture, until well combined
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can put the cake in a parchment paper if you like
  • Top with powdered sugar mixed with a little bit of Matcha powder
  • You can also make a green glaze for more attractive results

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 171mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 370IUCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Vegan Cake, Vegan Green Tea Cake, Vegan Matcha Cake
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