Matcha is a high-grade green tea most commonly used in hot drinks. It is also a fantastic addition to baking, both in flavor and color. This Matcha Mochi cake is unusual because of it’s unique, chewy mochi texture and its vibrant green appearance. To top it off, this recipe is gluten and dairy free, and boasts the health benefits of green tea to boot. 

Green tea has been well researched as an antioxidant that protects the skin, as the polyphenols found in green tea promote DNA repair. When imbibed regularly, the antioxidants in green tea can help to lower the stress hormone, cortisol. 

Wow your friends by bringing this Matcha Mochi Cake to your next event, and feel good inside and out. 


1/2 cup coconut oil, softened

4 eggs

2 cans of light coconut milk, 26 ounces

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups rice flour, Mochiko 

1 cup cane sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon matcha powder, unsweetened

1 handful unsweetened shredded coconut 


Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 9X13 pan with parchment paper so that it overhangs the pan sides.  

In a large mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients—first the coconut milk and coconut oil. Whisk until smooth. Then add the eggs and vanilla and combine. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients—rice flour, sugar, baking powder, and matcha. Then add the dry mixture to the wet, and mix until you have a beautiful green, thick batter. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Matcha is gooey in consistency, so it can be tricky to assess doneness. Stick a fork into the jiggly center and it should come out clean. And watch for the edges of the cake to turn golden brown and pull away from the sides of the pan. 

Allow to cool slightly before transferring the cake to a cooling rack. You can use the over hanging parchment paper to carefully lift the cake from the pan. Top with a liberal sprinkle of shredded coconut. Allow to cool completely then cut into small squares. 

Makes 24 small square servings. 


Calories 190

Protein 3 g

Total fat 9 g

Saturated fat 7 g 

Cholesterol 30 mg

Carbs 26 g

Fiber 1 g

Total sugars 9 g

Added sugars 8 g

Sodium 10 mg

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