24 July 2012

Green Tea Cupcakes

If your asian like me, then you probably love anything green tea/matcha flavoured. If you haven't tried anything green tea flavoured before, your missing out. There YUM! Unlike the bitter taste you get with drinking green tea, most green tea foods are sweet and match flavoured (sweetened green tea). 


This weekend I dabbled into my cookery side and made some green tea cupcakes. I followed the Hummingbird recipe but adjusted it to match green tea powder instead of green tea teabags. 

Cake

120ml whole milk
3 green tea bags
100g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract



Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 170C (325F) Gas 3

Step 2: Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Remember to sieve all powders and flour. Whisk away until mixture turns into a smooth texture. Once finished I added some green tea colouring to make the mixture look more appealing. 

 

Step 4: Divide the mixture into your cupcake cases and place them in the oven


Whilst your cakes are baking, prepare your buttercream.

Green Tea Buttercream

250g icing sugar, sifted
80g unsalted butter at room temperature
20g Matcha green tea powder
25ml whole milk

Step 1: Place all ingredients into a missing bowl and whisk away. Stop when your mixture is smooth but do not over whisk. If you find the mixture is staying dry and not binding together at all, add a few drops of milk. I also added a drop of green food colouring to make them look more pretty. 

 

Step 2: Place the mixture into a piping bag. 

Step 3: Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to fully cool.


 Step 4: Start piping your cakes


Final step is optional, I sieved small amounts of green tea powder on top for extra taste! 


BON APPETIT!!! 

Coming Next - Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting



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36 comments

  1. The cupcakes look so delicious ^^ i have to try this someday!

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  2. They look super yummy!
    - Keyta x

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  3. These look awesome, they'd also be something a bit different for St Patrick's Day!

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  4. ooo, that loooks so yummy *.* must try it! thank for recipe :))

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  5. yummy!!!
    mmm..I am hungry! :DD

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  6. These look so good, really want to try them out, looking forward to the red velvet cupcakes :)
    Daniella x

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  7. Nice one! Gonna do some baking this weekend. :)

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  8. Yum! I love green tea! definately have to try this out. Looking forward to the red velvet cupcakes :)

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  9. looks YUMMY! want to try it too! :D

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  10. mmmmm!! i love green tea but i havent tried green tea cake before!! looks so delicious!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  11. wow, it looks sooo good!!!
    I love green tea!!!

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  12. i'm not asian but i love green tea ^_^ thank for recipe~!

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  13. Oh wow, they look yum :) x
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  14. Green tea's my favorite, definitely going to try this. :)

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  15. these look gorgeous i've book marked this page so i can try these cupcakes out soon
    Beauty Fiends Blog

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  16. seriously my two fave sweets are anything green tea and red velvet!!! droolin so much ><

    Laura x

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  17. OKAY I WANT SOME RIGHT NOW.
    I love green tea cakes, so this just sounds fantastic! Hungry ~

    NingNing

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  18. Looks good and great job! Can't wait for next one! ^_~

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  19. those green tea cupcakes look so awesome!!! i'm looking forward to making them! can't wait for the red velvet cupcakes!

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  20. Looks so yummyyy! Would be a great combo for xmas (green and red). I too did a bake post, soda cupcakes and you only need 2 ingredients :)

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  21. Mmm, sounds and looks so good!

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  22. really cute looking cupcakes!

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  23. Cute cupcakes! Oo red velvet cupcakes <3

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  24. just saved your recipe, cant wait to make them :3

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  25. These look great! My local Caffè makes Matcha Latte and I'm hooked! Where do you buy your Matcha powder from?

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  26. Oooh lovely! I want to try making these one day! Nice how your doing a blog post completely unrelated to beauty and fashion. A nice change b.c I want to learn how to cook better! :D

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  27. I am a big time foodie and this looks yummy Sluurrrppp. Will ask my wife to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. It's looks very delicious . I have ordered some fresh green tea so definitely try out with this cupcake.

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  29. I have been eyeing these cupcakes for about three months now. They are so pretty and they particularly caught my attention because of the adzuki bean paste. I finally got my green tea powder in hand after months of searching and am getting ready to try it! Did I say that I am so excited already? Thank you for the inspiration and recipe.

    regrads,
    irene of Help Me to Sleep Better

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  30. So, if you buy a green tea powder sourced from some other part of the world, then it is not a ceremonial grade matcha powder.
    super greens powder benefits

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