My fiance came home one day and told me that I should try making green tea cupcakes because he had them at work a while back and they were simply divine (he is always giving me ideas). Well, it turns out that you need matcha to make green tea cupcakes, and our grocery store doesn't sell it. So, I decided to make a trip into town to my favorite health food store and they had two different kinds, one that was £28.99 and one that was £3.99. Which one would you buy? I went with the £3.99 one and I think my cupcakes came out just fine (the lady that worked there told me the more expensive one was better quality, but it was just too much for such little quantity, and that's why I chose the less expensive one). Give these bad boys a try, I dare ya!
- 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 oz (170g) butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 2/3 cups (160ml) milk
- 2-3 tbsp matcha powder
- 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 tbsp butter at room temperature
- 8 oz (230g) Philadelphia cream cheese
- 4 cups (520g) powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk (if needed)
- 2-3 tbsp matcha powder (depending on how much you want to add)
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F/180C and line your cupcake pan (s) with paper liners.
In a small bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha powder). Whisk together and set aside.
Step 5: Once the cupcakes have cooled, about 30 minutes, take your frosting out of the fridge. Cut a hole in the piping bag and pipe it onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle with matcha for decoration. You may also slice up a lemon and stick tiny slices for decoration, only optional though. Enjoy!