Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Frosting

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup cake flour (I used 1 cup cake flour)
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (I used 1/4 brown + 1/4 white)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I used 1/2 cup yogurt plus 1 teaspoon baking soda)

Matcha Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 85g  cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place muffin liners in a mini muffin tin.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together all purpose flour, cake flour, matcha powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

4. Fold in half of the dry mixture into the wet mixture, just until combined. Stir in half of the sour cream until marble-looking. Fold in the rest of the dry mixture, then the rest of the sour cream, just until mostly combined. It can look a little marbled.

5. Fill mini muffin cups so that the tin looks about 2/3 full.

6. Bake mini muffins for 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove and let it cool for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

7. To make frosting, sift together confectioner’s sugar and matcha powder. Set aside. Using a heavy duty mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla on medium speed for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add sugar/matcha gradually. Once all of the sugar/matcha is mixed in, increase speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes more.

**If you do not have an electric whisk like me, then just whisk the frosting manually. It’s a fantastic arm exercise ;)

8. Frost with piping bag (or ziploc bag). Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.

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3 Responses to Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Frosting

  1. These look great! I love the colour of the icing – very subtle.

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