Tokyo Cult Recipes | Matcha & White Chocolate Cake

On the weekend I shared my review of Maori Murota’s Tokyo Cult Recipes, published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book.

This beautiful hard back cookery book features over 100 recipes loved by Tokyoites, covering breakfast, lunch, sweet snacks and dinner, both foods that are typically cooked at home as well as those most often eaten out in cafes, restaurants and izakaya (pubs).

When it comes to sweets, the Japanese embrace both wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets) and yougashi (Western-inspired cakes and pastries, often with a Japanese twist such as the addition of matcha or sesame). Pete and I visited many wonderful tea and coffee shops during our previous visits to Japan, often treating ourselves to a slice of beautiful freshly-baked cake alongside.

Tokyo Cult Recipes Matcha and White Chocolate Cake

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Matcha & White Chocolate Cake

Recipe extracted with permission from Tokyo Cult Recipes by Maori Murota
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf cake


  • 3 eggs
  • softened butter - the same weight as the eggs
  • caster sugar - the same weight as the eggs
  • plain flour - the same weight as the eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
  • 70 g white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F), and butter and flour a 19 x 19 x 8 cm (7½ x 7½ x 3¼ in) loaf tin.
  • Weigh the eggs, then weigh out the same amount of butter, sugar and flour.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and butter together for 5 minutes, or until light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one in well before adding the next. Sift in the flour, baking powder and matcha. 
  • Combine using a spatula. Stir through the white chocolate chips, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes.
  • The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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42 Comments to "Tokyo Cult Recipes | Matcha & White Chocolate Cake"

  1. Kavey

    I’ve made white chocolate and matcha truffles but not used it in baking, but have been meaning to for so so many years, since I first started seeing all the baking ideas on food blogs… MUST make this one!

  2. kaveyeats

    Yes, it’s a very good combination, I’ve not tried it in cake form either but want to make this very soon!

  3. kellie@foodtoglow

    I LOVE matcha in cakes, and I make my matcha-almond blondies for work all of the time. This simple cake looks perfect for having with a bowl of what else – matcha tea! Pinning it to my Matcha Love! board 🙂

  4. kaveyeats

    I love matcha though have only recently started using it in food. I did some matcha white chocolate chocolates recently that were fab so I must try the cake!

  5. Shreyashi

    I love anything with matcha. So this is in my radar now. So if I am correct, this is sort of like a pound cake modification right?


    Yeah, a general loaf cake but not precise ratios that make pound cake pound cake! 😀

  6. kaveyeats

    I didn’t do this one, it’s a recipe extract, but yes, lovely looking cake.

  7. kaveyeats

    I love the taste but it is too grassy and vegetal for many. Have you tried it in a matcha latte, mixed into hot milk?

  8. Chaundra

    I made this over the weekend and it was quite dense, which is probably my (less than perfect) baking skills. Still, the flavours were very good and with raspberry jam & whipped cream as frosting it got rave reviews. I’ll definitely make it again and see if adjusting the temperature of the butter before the creaming stage gives me a softer lighter crumb.

  9. Anna

    This cake is a family favourite now. Made it many time always works out and taste great. Making one tonight.
    Arigato g


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