Chocolate Matcha Cake Truffles: Recipe

RECIPES | These chocolate matcha cake truffles are so easy to make and utterly delicious. One bite and you’ll be transported to the patisseries of Japan. Basically they are a microwaved matcha cake, mixed with cream cheese and matcha then dipped in chocolate.

chocolate matcha cake truffles recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes / Cooking Time: 2 minutes / Makes: 6-8 truffles


  • 85g plain flour
  • 6g matcha powder
  • 1g baking powder
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 40g cream cheese
  • 60ml full cream milk
  • 10g vegetable oil
  • 70g dark or milk chocolate, broken into small pieces


  1. Place the flour, half of the matcha powder, baking powder, sugar, milk and oil into a greased heat proof mug.
  2. Mix well, until everything is incorporated.
  3. Cook for 1-2 minutes in the microwave on a high heat until the cake is cooked and a light, fluffy texture is achieved.
  4. Remove the cake from the mug and allow it to cool.
  5. Once cool, break the cake into small pieces and mix with the remaining matcha and cream cheese.
  6. Roll the mixture into 6-8 balls.
  7. Melt the chocolate over the stove using a double boiler or in the microwave.
  8. Dip the cake truffles into the chocolate and place on a cooling rack so that the excess chocolate can drip off.
  9. Refrigerate the truffles until the chocolate becomes solid.
  10. Dust each truffle with extra matcha powder (optional).


You can line you mug with baking paper before you microwave it.

Lauren has travelled extensively, allowing her to experience different cultures around the world. This has fed her desire to travel and try as many cuisines as possible. Lauren's appreciation for food is grounded in the philosophy that food has a unique way of telling a story about family, friends or struggles. She believes food is a way of preserving culture and the stories of the people behind them. This has inspired her to create recipes and design events that ensure food from different cultures is accessible at home.


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