matcha mania green tea cupcakes
Amel was planning to make her next batch of birthday cupcakes and asked us what flavour she should try this time. She had green tea in her mind and I googled some recipes and sent them her way. However, after browsing through some of the gorgeous links, I couldn’t resist and decided to make some belated birthday cupcakes for a few sweet boys (and one big boy) we know who all recently celebrated their birthdays. I found a relatively simple-looking one (I had everything except the green tea powder!) from a cute little blog – I love muffins.
matcha green tea cupcakes (makes 30)
360g all purpose flour
400g white sugar (I reduced this to about 150g)
1 tablespoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons match green tea powder
230g butter softened
240ml soy milk (original recipe calls for regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 170º degrees, get your muffin tray and cupcake papers ready.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter and stir until the butter is covered with the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl combine soy milk, eggs and vanilla. Add the wet mix in three parts to the dry mixture, combining well after each addition.
Fill cupcakes papers 3/4 full and bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cupcakes cool before icing. And don’t let the tops burn like I did!
cream cheese icing (you can add some matcha powder here if you like as per the original recipe)
230g softened butter
200g cream cheese
300g sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons green tea powder (I didn’t do this)
Beat the butter together with the cream cheese until creamy. Add the sifted icing sugar, green tea powder and beat until combined. Add additional icing sugar if you prefer a thicker texture. Frost the cupcakes!
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