Matcha Green Tea Cupcake with Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting

by | Sep 24, 2017 | American, Asian, Cuisine, Dessert & Sweets, Dish Type | 0 comments

Matcha Green Tea Cupcake with green tea frosting

I love green tea but the Husband not so much. So usually when I get to bake with green tea as an ingredient, it is usually for colleagues. On this occasion it was for a colleague’s birthday. I have baked with this basic cupcake recipe before, from Magnolia’s bakery, but decided to add some Matcha powder to transform them to green tea cupcakes instead and the results were great! You could adjust the amount of matcha powder if you like a super strong matcha taste. These cupcakes have just about the right balance of matcha flavour, where you are still able to taste the flavours of green tea but it is not too overpowering. Light, soft and buttery goodness, they remain moist even the following day. I reduced the amount of sugar so these are not as sweet. They were a big hit especially with the birthday girl!


Matcha Green Tea Cupcake with green tea frosting

Ingredients (Yields 24 Cupcakes) 

Green Tea Cupcake

(recipe inspired from Magnolia Bakery)

  • 1 1/2 cup Self raising flour (or 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour + 2 1/4 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt)
  • 1 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs Matcha Powder
  • 1 cup (227g) Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 Eggs,
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting

(recipe inspired from cupcakeblog.com)

  • 12 ounce ( 340g) Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 stick (113g) Butter
  • 3-4 cup sifted Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Matcha Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Green Tea Cupcake

  1. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  2. Add the flours and green tea powder, stir to combine.
  3. In another bowl, Cream the butter using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Add sugar to the butter and beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time
  6. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated but do not over mix
  7. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake in a 350° F (176° C) oven for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Cool the cupcakes in the tin for 15 minutes

Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl, set aside
  2. Beat butter and cheese at medium speed until creamy ( Make sure cream cheese and butter are at room temperature)
  3. Add half of the sugar, the green tea powder, and the vanilla. Beat until combined.
  4. Gradually add remaining sugar (more if you have to) until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.

Matcha Green Tea Cupcake with green tea frosting

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