Is there a time when you had a sudden craving for a lava cake but the recipes that you found online makes 4 to 6 cakes at one go? This recipe is here to save the day! This recipe makes only one or two lava cakes, so it’s perfect for when you have that craving or when you want to make it for a special occasion with your partner.

Matcha is green tea in Japanese and can be acquired easily at most baking shops these days. As matcha is bitter, it offsets against the sweetness of the white chocolate so the overall lava cake is not too sweet, just perfect when paired with ice cream!

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Matcha Lava Cake


  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 45 grams white chocolate
  • 30 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 400F. Grease one 4-oz or two 2-oz ramekins with butter and dust with matcha powder.
  2. Whisk 1 tablespoon matcha powder and hot water together. Set aside.
  3. Melt white chocolate and unsalted butter either in a microwave or double boiler. Let cool slightly.
  4. Whisk the egg into the chocolate mixture, then whisk in the matcha paste. Stir in the flour.
  5. Pour the batter into the ramekins.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes for 4-oz ramekin; 7-8 minutes for 2-oz ramekins.
  7. Remove the cakes and invert them onto serving plate. Dust with matcha powder or icing sugar and serve immediately with ice cream, if desired.