Thursday, January 25, 2007

Matcha Cupcakes

Here's another recipe from chockylit's cupcakeblog. This was the first cupcake recipe of hers that I've been dying to try out. I even had a friend from California purchase and send me the exact brand of matcha used from his local Whole Foods because unfortunately, they don't carry the brand on the east coast. I was very pleased with the whole cupcake, especially the frosting. I think it tastes like green tea ice cream. Yum.

Matcha Cupcakes
slightly adapted from cupcakeblog

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons matcha

1. Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. Add eggs/egg yolks one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.
4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to batter and mix to combine.
5. Mix matcha in with the milk. Add to the batter and mix until combine.
6. Scoop into cupcake cups and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 60 mini cupcakes.

Matcha Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon matcha powder
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1. Mix matcha in with the light cream to make a paste.
2. Beat butter briefly, scrape bowl.
3. Add the sifted powdered sugar and matcha paste. Beat until smooth.
4. Continue to add milk for desired consistency.


not confucius said...

when u coming up to nyc? =)

Timothy said...


Irene M Hsu said...

hi talida. not sure if you remember me. i work with tim and met you in va once. anyways, love your blog! i read a lot of baking blogs but have never actually made the time to try a recipe.

Amy said...

Hi Talida! We found your blog! Yum, yum, yum! What we can't figure out is how you can bake so much yet stay so thin!

Anonymous said...

Macha cupcake recipe is from Chockylit, right?

talida said...

Anonymous - yes it is. I mentioned it twice in the post.

velvetleaf. said...

these look so yummy!
btw what kind cupcake cups are featured in
this photo? they are adorable?

talida said...

@velvetleaf. - Thank you! You can get the cups from most craft and baking supply stores, and they're usually found by the name of "party and nut cups". Let me know if you need more specifics!