Green Tea Cashew Cupcakes

My version of Green Tea Cupcakes

Reaching out to every Green Tea lover out there. The fascinating fact about green tea is that its flavor has a unique gentle taste that reminds you of something fresh all the time. I have tried two ways of baking these awesome babies, pound and chiffon. But, I’m sharing the best recipe I’ve tried by far. 

Green Tea Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozens

Ingredients:

For the Cupcake Base:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tsps Matcha powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tbsps. fresh milk
  • green food color
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cashew/pistachio nuts

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, sift all dry ingredients together.
  2. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well until smooth and creamy.
  3. Place cupcake liners into muffin tin and fill each cup 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 180° C or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Place in wire racks until cool.
  6. Frost with green buttercream frosting and sprinkle with chunks of cashew nuts or pistachios.
  7. ~Enjoy!~

Buttercream Frosting Directions:

  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add in confectioner’s sugar.
  3. Add in milk, vanilla extract, and food color (I used teal baker’s gel, about 1 drop for an entire buttercream recipe).
  4. Mix in chopped nuts for texture.
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