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Matcha Tea Cupcakes – Green, Healthy and Tasty Recipe

These are a really delicious combination of matcha and cocoa, with the cupcake tasting just of chocolate cake and the very mild seaweedy taste of the matcha in the icing complements the classic sweetness of the chocolate.  As an aside, this is great way to get some of the benefits of matcha without needing to drink a cup ofslightly bitter matcha tea

Ingredients:

For the topping:

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F.
  2. Pour the milk into a milk pan, then sieve the matcha tea into the milk.  Whisk the mixture with a matcha whisk or a fork.  Then carefully heat the milk until hot to touch but not starting to simmer.  Take off the heat and set aside.
  3. Infuse Milk With Green Matcha Tea
  4. Sieve the plain flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl.  Add the sea salt and then tip in the caster sugar.  Mix the dry ingredients together.Put All The Dry Ingredients Into Mixing Bowl
  5. Put All The Dry Ingredients Into Mixing Bowl
  6. Put the egg and vanilla extract into the dry ingredients and mix up a bit with a fork.  Chop the unsalted butter into small cubes and add to the mixture.  Mix thoroughly with an electric whisk or in a blender.  When creamed together, add the matcha milk mix and throughly mix.Mix In The Matcha Milk
  7. Mix In The Matcha Milk
  8. Spoon the mixture into paper cupcakes until about three-quarters up.Pour In Mixture Three Quarters Up Cupcake
  9. Pour In Mixture Three Quarters Up Cupcake
  10. Place in oven and cook for about 25 minutes, or until spongy to the touch.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  11. To make the matcha icing, simply mix all the ingredients together and put a dessertspoon of the matcha frosting onto each cupcake.Mix Together The Ingredients For Matcha Frosting
  12. Mix Together The Ingredients For Matcha Frosting
  13. Enjoy the taste straight away.

 

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