Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

Delicate Green Tea & Matcha Cupcakes!

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Ever have a craving for something you can’t quite put your finger on?  When that happens, I head into my kitchen and start playing to come up with something out of the ordinary.  Like these Delicate Green Tea & Matcha Cupcakes!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a Vanilla cake girl all the way to my core but occasionally, I will test the waters, so to speak, for something unique.  I have experimented with “tea” cakes in the past. For example, Chai and Earl Grey infused cakes.

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The Green Tea side, I had yet to dive into so I figured I’d hit the road running with the idea.  I recently bought some matcha powder to use for homemade donuts.  Yea, we went there and I have no regrets!!! More on that later 😉

Donuts

Now, these delicate green tea and matcha cupcakes that I was talking about.  They are fairly easy to make with very little to no fuss.  The green tea I used was Blueberry flavored and to be quite honest, once the cupcake was assembled, you had to really look for it.  These cupcakes were perfect without the frosting, too and that is when I was able to taste the blueberry flavor but it was mild at that.

Green Tea Matcha Cupcakes

For this recipe, get a jump start by preparing the tea ahead of time, at least an hour.  You can make the Matcha Buttercream while the tea steeps to speed things up a bit.  The Matcha powder is not always available in local grocery stores but here is the one I found and use.

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Green Tea Matcha Cupcakes

As you can see, there’s loose tea leaves scattered throughout the cake itself adding visual appeal.  Seeing these little flecks reminds you that this is no ordinary cake!

Craftsy has their 3-day June Supply Sale beginning tomorrow, Friday (6/16/17) and ends Sunday (6/18/17).   I get a lot of my caking supplies during these great sales and you can too.

For these cupcakes, I used my handy Wilton 1M piping tip with my Matcha Buttercream recipe.  Finally, don’t forget to add some sprinkles to make them Wow a crowd!

Green Tea & Matcha Cupcakes

Green Tea Matcha Cupcakes
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Infuse cupcake batter with green tea, add a little matcha flavor to your buttercream, throw in some sprinkles and you've got one Unforgettable cupcake!
Servings Prep Time
30 Cupcakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 Cupcakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Green Tea Matcha Cupcakes
Yum
Print Recipe
Infuse cupcake batter with green tea, add a little matcha flavor to your buttercream, throw in some sprinkles and you've got one Unforgettable cupcake!
Servings Prep Time
30 Cupcakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 Cupcakes 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Tea:
Cake Batter:
Instructions
Tea:
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Set aside and let steep for an hour. Discard tea bags when time is up.
Cake Batter:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pan with liners. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine cake mix, flour, sugar, salt and contents of one tea bag. Stir and set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine eggs whites, sour cream, vanilla, oil, and measured out steeped tea.
  4. Add dry ingredients into the egg mixture and mix until well blended and few lumps remain.
  5. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Test for doneness with toothpick. Let cool completely before frosting.
Recipe Notes

These Cupcakes are great even without the frosting!

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14 thoughts on “Delicate Green Tea & Matcha Cupcakes!

  1. Those cupcakes look delicious. I have never thought of putting tea in my cake mix to change up the flavor. Now you have inspired me to do so the next time I am going to make something creative.

  2. Oh my God, I love green tea. These are perfect!! I hope mine come out looking as delicious as yours did! LOL

    1. Thank you Emilynn! I’m a green tea lover too and I don’t know why I didn’t make these sooner! They’re super easy you’ll do great 🙂

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