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 😉
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.
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.
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.