Matcha Cupcakes Recipe – Easy Methods Anyone Can Try

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I’ve been using a lot of matcha in my recipes lately. I’ve just recently perfected my matcha cookie recipe, and now I’m moving on to another favorite: cupcakes! In this post, I’m very excited to share my delicious matcha cupcakes recipe!

The great thing about green tea and matcha is that though they have a unique flavor, they are extremely versatile! In Japan, they use matches as flavors in a wide array of snacks and dishes, from cookies <matcha Oreos!>) to crepes, ice cream to chocolate.

In this post, I’ll show you how I do it. The recipe is very easy to make—all you need to do is make sure that you have the right measurements and equipment. This recipe yields a dozen cupcakes.

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What You’ll Need

Equipments

  • An oven. You can use either a conventional oven or a countertop convection oven. Any type will do, as long as it would reach 350F.
  • A muffin tin or cupcake pan. This recipe makes a dozen cupcakes, so make sure you have enough tins for this amount.
  • A piping/pastry bag. These are available in baking supply stores.
  • A piping tip. These are also available in baking supply stores. You can use any type of decorative frosting tip you want. Get creative!
  • An hand mixer. You will be using a paddle attachment for both the cupcake batter and the frosting.

Ingredients

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* For The Cupcakes:

  • Cake flour, 1 cup
    Note: See to it that you make use of cake flour. This is the best type to use in cakes, muffins, and cupcakes.
  • Matcha (unsweetened): 2 tablespoons (and a bit more for dusting)
  • White sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • 1 Egg, large
  • Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda: 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted butter, half a stick, room temperature
  • A pinch of salt

* For The Frosting

  • Cream cheese, 1 brick
  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Matcha, 1 tablespoon
  • Powdered sugar, 3/4 cup

Step by Step Directions

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1.Prepare the oven and the pan.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using cupcake paper liners, line your cupcake tin.

2.Combine the dry ingredients.
Sift the following dry ingredients in a bowl: cake flour, matcha, a pinch of salt, baking powder and baking soda . Set aside.

3.Cream butter and sugar.
Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar <using a paddle attachment> on medium speed. This will take about four minutes. Once the mixture is fluffy, add the egg in.

4.Add in the dry ingredients.
Once the egg has been combined with the butter and sugar mixture, set the mixer to low and add in the dry ingredients mixture you made earlier, and follow it up with the milk. Your batter is ready!

5.Bake!
Transfer the batter into the lined cupcake tin <this recipe should be able to fill 12 cups>. Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Not all ovens are created equal, so make sure that you keep an eye on your cupcakes as they bake. If you notice that a part becomes darker than the rest <this usually happens to the ones at the back>, simply open the oven and rotate the pan.

Pro tip: You’ll know that your cupcake is ready by doing the toothpick trick: Insert a toothpick in the cupcake. If it comes out clean, then your cupcakes are ready. If it comes out with some batter, then put the pan back in the oven.

6.Make the frosting
Once the cupcakes are cooked, set them aside for about two to three minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Keep them on the rack until they’re fully cooled.

In a large bowl, sift the powdered sugar and matcha. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the following: cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and the sifted powdered sugar/matcha mixture. Mix until fluffy. Transfer contents of a pastry bag, and pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Serve!

If you’re using a new piping bag, simply cut the tip and put the tip. Be careful not to cut a hole that’s too big—your tip might end up going through the hole. My advice is to check how big your piping tip is, so you’ll get an idea of how much you need to snip off.

Matcha Cupcakes Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

Author: Vivian C.
Recipe type: Dessert

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Ingredients
* For The Cupcakes:
  • Cake flour, 1 cup
    Note: See to it that you make use of cake flour. This is the best type to use in cakes, muffins, and cupcakes.
  • Matcha (unsweetened): 2 tablespoons (and a bit more for dusting)
  • White sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • 1 Egg, large
  • Baking powder: 1/2 tsp & Baking soda: 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted butter, half a stick, room temperature
  • A pinch of salt
* For The Frosting
  • Cream cheese, 1 brick
  • Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons
  • Matcha, 1 tablespoon
  • Powdered sugar, 3/4 cup
Step by Step Drirections
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using cupcake paper liners, line your cupcake tin.
  2. Sift the following dry ingredients in a bowl: cake flour, matcha, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Set a hand mixer on medium speed to beat butter and sugar until fluffy (about 4 minutes), then add the egg in.
  4. Set the mixer to low and add in the dry ingredients mixture you made earlier, and follow it up with the milk.
  5. Transfer the batter into the lined cupcake tin. Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cooked, set them aside for about two to three minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Keep them on the rack until they’re fully cooled.
  7. Sift the powdered sugar and matcha (make  the frosting).
  8. Using a hand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the following: cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and the sifted powdered sugar/matcha mixture.
  9. Transfer contents of a pastry bag, and pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Serve!

I Hope You Enjoyed Baking The Cupcakes!

Matcha Cupcakes Recipe

How did your cupcakes turn out? I hope you got the results you wanted! If you have any comments or suggestions, send them my way! I would love to hear what you think!

If you didn’t succeed on your first try, don’t give up! You won’t always get them right the first time—it took me three adjustments before I was satisfied with the recipe.

These matcha cupcakes recipe is always a crowd-pleaser, so share them with your friends and family! I’ve brought these to potlucks and they’re always a hit with both kids and adults!

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