Cooking with Chocolate and Matcha Tea — Cuisiner du chocolat et du thé Matcha

matcha tea chocolate cake

Chocolate and Matcha Tea Cakes

When I received my small silver cheap-looking molds from my sister-in-law, P. told me “You are not going to cook in these, are you?

Why not?” I simply responded.

I liked them. Not sure why. Perhaps because they were shiny. Perhaps because they reminded me of something else. Not sure why. Not sure it mattered. I knew that after getting them, I would use them, again and again.

I had had this cake idea for a while because I wanted to combine the colors green and chocolate together, two colors I simply love when they are next to each other. Somewhat reminiscent of a marbled cake, this is an idea for individual cakes perfect to be packed in a bag before going on a trip. An idea for a brunch, or an afternoon tea. For any time of the day, really. And, since my mum is the one who taught me to make marbled cakes — I wish I could say how many we must have baked together — I am dedicating these cakes to her, because today is la fête des mères (Mother’s Day) in France!

Bonne fête maman !

To the wonderful woman I love who taught me so much about loving and caring for food!

PS: And today is a short post because we are still busy with the conference. Great stuff!

matcha tea chocolate cake Tartine Gourmande

Chocolate and Matcha Green Tea Cakes

(For 6 cakes)

You need:

  • 3/4 cup fine blond sugar
  • 3/4 + 2/3 cups flour, sifted
  • 8 Tbsp butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 3 oz chocolate 70% cocoa, melted
  • 1.5 tsp sifted unsweetened cocoa, diluted with 2 Tbsp cold whole milk
  • 1.5 tsp Matcha tea
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • Melt the butter and keep.
  • Melt the chocolate using a double-boiler.
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar until white in color.
  • Add the melted the butter and mix well.
  • Add the sifted flour and baking powder, with a pinch of salt.
  • Divide the batter in two halves. In the first half, add the Matcha tea, in the second the chocolate and cocoa diluted in milk.
  • Grease 6 small molds and coat with flour. Remove the excess.
  • In equal proportions, pour in each the chocolate, then the Matcha tea preparation. Run a fork in the batter to describe a movement. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 min, temperature 350 F.
Le coin français
Petits gâteaux au chocolat et thé vert Matcha

(Pour 6 gâteaux)

Ingrédients :

  • 150 g de sucre de canne fin
  • 180 g de farine tamisée
  • 113 g de beurre, fondu
  • 3 gros oeufs
  • 80 g de chocolat à 70%, fondu
  • 1,5 càc de cacao en poudre amer, tamisé, dilué dans 2 càs de lait entier froid
  • 1,5 càc de poudre de thé Matcha
  • 1 càc de levure chimique
  • Pincée de sel

Étapes :

  • Faites fondre le beurre.
  • Faites fondre le chocolat au bain-marie.
  • Battez les oeufs avec le sucre jusqu’à blanchiment.
  • Ajoutez le beurre fondu et mélangez bien.
  • Ajoutez ensuite la farine et la levure tamisée, avec la pincée de sel.
  • Divisez la pâte en deux. Dans l’une, ajoutez la poudre de thé vert Matcha, dans l’autre le chocolat fondu et le mélange cacao et lait.
  • Beurrez et farinez 6 petits moules.
  • Versez le chocolat, puis la préparation au thé matcha. Faites un dessin avec une fourchette. Mettez au four pendant 30 min, préchauffé à 180 C.
Posted in Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert


  1. I love the combination of colors and also flavors — matcha tea is something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my baking, as I do not like the taste of the green tea when you drink it. Anything paired with chocolate is good, isn’t it?!

  2. C’est très appétissant et sûrement délicieux…Je ne suis pas très thé, mais je crois que je vais m’y mettre…
    Bon dimanche

  3. I’ve heard so much talking about Matcha tea but never actually tried it (impossible to get it in Italy unless you live in Milan or Rome), but I am going to London in a couple of days so I just might be able to try bake something soon : )

  4. They look cute (if shiny:) – and after making matcha loaf way too many times this year already, I need to spice them up with some chocolate now 🙂

  5. I’ve been wanting to use matcha for a long time …but I never thought to combine it with chocolate. hmmn…I don’t see the matcha in the ingredient list…or am I just missing it.

  6. Que bonne idée! I just made green tea medelienes not too long ago–I like the slightly bitter-sweet flavor it imparts.

  7. J’aime ce mariage de saveurs, et le contraste des deux couleurs rend les petits gâteaux irrésistibles.

  8. hum ca a l’air tentant. Quelle est la proportion de thé macha, svp ?

  9. These little cakes are so adorable. I’m a very big fan of white chocolate instead of chocolate and green tea. 🙂

  10. Dear Bea,
    I am frequently visiting your wonderful blog. It is such a pleasure both for the eyes and the taste buds! Your photos are fantastic and your cuisine is delicious. You add joy to my life!
    A hugh thank your from Hege in Oslo, Norway

  11. encore une recette que je vais devoir tester !! J’ai deja achete les barquettes….
    Mais c’est quand que je reussirai a perdre ces 5kg pris depuis que je consulte tts ces magnifiques blogs ??!!! 🙂

  12. I keep trying because I am a huge green tea fan(drink it all day long) but I just can’t get into it as a dessert. Maybe these will change my mind.

  13. I make matcha cookies. ow I’m going to dip them in chocolate. Thanks for the idea of combing matcha anc chocolate Bea.

  14. Ta maman devait etre ravie de l’attention, ce sont les cadeaux les plus beaux, ceux qu’on fait nous-memes.

  15. I first had the combo in a dark chocolate and matcha tea financier from Aioki and loved it! I can only imagine how these taste like. Gorgeous!

  16. les grandes matcha addict se rencontrent…j’en ai fait moi aussi il y a peu de temps, mais j’ai battu les blancs en neige…J’ai aimé, d’habitude dans les préparations cuites on ne le sent pas trop, là c’était très bien. Je testerai les tiens bientô^t!

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  19. May I mail you some matcha of better quality so the result can be a beautiful color (and probably better taste as well)?
    Please send me your address.

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  21. Hi
    I am looking for a Matcha green tea cake and baking mix. The place I used to buy this,discontinued it. Can you help me with this or do you have a reciept for just green tea cake and baking mix?
    Please let me here from you. My E-Mail is above

  22. Hi
    I am looking for a Matcha green tea cake and baking mix. The place I used to buy this,discontinued it. Can you help me with this or do you have a reciept for just green tea cake and baking mix?
    Please let me here from you. My E-Mail is

  23. Sorry I do not have a recipe for what you are looking for. Perhaps you should google the products you need.

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  26. Please, when you write 3/4 cup – how much is this? I’m used to gr or ml in recipes. Also, did you use 1,5 tablespoons matcha, or teaspoons? I’m asking because the recipes on the net are varying here. Most people seem to put much matcha powder in their cakes. :-O
    So I thought I can ask someone who has tried it – and your little cakes look soo delicious! (Thanks for sharing)

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    We are very impressed by your cake. We would potentially like to use your image and recipe on our website

    Is this something that you would be interested in ? Is there something you would want from us in return ? Please let me know your thoughts


  31. Thank you sooooo very much Bea!
    Your cooking has inspired me to cook and to bake in particular.
    I made my first MARBRÉ (chocolate and vanilla) today. My kids just looooooved helping me making it and after…… mmmmmm ….. the best part – liking the pans….. : ) Thanks again….

  32. 😀 Your recipe is really wonderfull..I want to try it! And i think the muffins will disappear in two minutes.. 😀 hahahahahah..when I’ll do them I will wrote something about your recipe and my impressions on my syte! 😉 come visit me on
    Byeeeeeeee 🙂

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