For all green tea lovers. Your normal cupcakes but with a delicious twist ;) These cupcakes are quite dense and very yummy. If you like frosting, make your own and add some green tea powder to it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen cupcakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  • Cream unsalted butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft and creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating until the mixture is fluffy.

  • Beat in eggs, beating well after each egg; mix in flour and green tea powder until thoroughly combined.

  • Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with moist crumbs or clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Allow cupcakes to cool in muffin tins for 15 minutes before removing to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 52.1mg 17% DV; sodium 17.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Based on the review I did some searching and found this recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/green-tea-cupcakes-topped-with-green-tea-buttercream-frosting-recipe.html) that shared some of the quantities / ingredients in this recipe but incorporated some important differences so I used that recipe to make some changes to this one. The changes are that I included adding 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt and using oil instead of butter. I also used a full cup of milk and a little more matcha powder - 3 TBS. I made those changes and my cupcakes were WONDERFUL. Perfectly tender cupcakes with a little crispy top. These are delicious!! I topped them with a quick and easy matcha glaze (about 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp matcha powder and 1 - 2 TBS milk to thin) then dipped the slightly still warm cupcake tops in the glaze. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2014
the funny thing about this recipe is that the ingredients says 1/2 cup milk but it says nothing in the directions! I wasn't sure when to add it. I thought I overlooked but I didn't. so I added the milk in the batter anyway. and the result it came out so dry and does not taste good at all. Sorry I tried:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2015
Based on the review I did some searching and found this recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/green-tea-cupcakes-topped-with-green-tea-buttercream-frosting-recipe.html) that shared some of the quantities / ingredients in this recipe but incorporated some important differences so I used that recipe to make some changes to this one. The changes are that I included adding 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt and using oil instead of butter. I also used a full cup of milk and a little more matcha powder - 3 TBS. I made those changes and my cupcakes were WONDERFUL. Perfectly tender cupcakes with a little crispy top. These are delicious!! I topped them with a quick and easy matcha glaze (about 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp matcha powder and 1 - 2 TBS milk to thin) then dipped the slightly still warm cupcake tops in the glaze. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/28/2014
the funny thing about this recipe is that the ingredients says 1/2 cup milk but it says nothing in the directions! I wasn't sure when to add it. I thought I overlooked but I didn't. so I added the milk in the batter anyway. and the result it came out so dry and does not taste good at all. Sorry I tried:( Read More
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