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Matcha Cake with Strawberry Frosting

The moist and buttery matcha cake is a gorgeous green color with a subtle green tea flavor. I topped it off with a creamy strawberry icing! This is the perfect cake for spring!

Be sure to try my Matcha Shortbread Cookies too!

slice of matcha cake with strawberry frosting

This post is in partnership with my friends at Imperial Sugar. CLICK HERE for the full recipe.

Matcha Green Tea Cake with Strawberry Frosting

This gorgeous cake is perfect for spring! Matcha green tea cake paired with pale pink strawberry buttercream would be perfect on any table or Easter brunch. OR if you are a matcha lover, any time of the year!

What to expect:

  1. A beautifully green sheet cake, flavored with green tea with a subtle sweetness.
  2. Easy to make in a 9×13 pan OR as a layer cake in 2 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. Wet texture.
  4. Makes quickly and can be served on a cake plate or straight into your 9×13 pan!

What is Matcha?

The literal translation of Matcha is “powdered tea”. When you make green tea, you steep the leaves in hot water and remove the tea bag (or leaves) from the water and enjoy! With matcha green tea, the leaves are pulverized and whipped into water or milk so that you actually drink the leaves. You can add matcha powder directly into cake batter which naturally colors the cake or baked product a beautiful green color while giving it the subtle flavor of green tea!

frosting a matcha cake with buttercream

Choosing the right frosting for this cake

I love matcha paired with strawberry frosting, but you can absolutely mix it up and use something different! Here are some ideas:

  • Butter cream. A simple vanilla buttercream frosting would go wonderfully with this cake! And I happen to have the best recipe out there!
  • White chocolate buttercream. White chocolate would be an amazing duo with matcha! I’ve linked my recipe for my white chocolate which also includes a recipe for white chocolate frosting!
  • Chocolate icing. My creamy chocolate frosting is amazing, and it would be a delicious topping for this matcha cake!
  • Heritage Frosting. This baked glaze is an old-fashioned treat! My mom always used to frost her red velvet cake with Heritage Frosting

Ingredients you will need:

For the full ingredient list and recipe CLICK HERE.


  • Butter at room temperature
  • Granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Matcha powder
  • All purpose flour
  • Milk


  • Butter at room temperature
  • Canned strawberries. You can also use strawberry jam or strawberry jelly. Preserves contain pieces of fruit, so if you don’t like that, you can use jam which will have seeds, or jelly which will not!
  • Granulated sugar

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