Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes, recipe

I have been obsessing over Matcha Maiden green tea powder. In the spirit of me loving their amazing product, the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you my three green tea recipes. We’re starting here, 

Recipe adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery recipe book 


120ml milk

2 tsp Matcha Maiden green tea powder

100g plain flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

40g unsalted butter, room temperature

1 egg

1/4 tsp pure vanilla paste/extract

A pinch of salt

Green Tea Frosting Ingredients

250g icing sugar

80g unsalted butter, room temperature 

2 tbsp Matcha Maiden green tea powder

2 tbsp whole milk

1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Mix Matcha Maiden green tea powder with milk, add vanilla paste/extract and mix in the egg

2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter. Beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined

3. Pour the wet mix slowly into the dry ingredients mix, make sure you scrape the sides and mix the ingredients until it is smooth. Spoon mixture into paper cases until two-thirds full, bake for 20-25 minutrs. Leave the cupcakes to cool in the pan, before cooling on a wire rack

4. For the frosting, beat icing sugar, butter and Matcha Maiden powder on slow speed, then pour the milk in until all is incorporated or the frosting is light (5 minutes, at least)

5. Wait until the cupcakes are completely cool before you start frosting

Enjoy 🙂

Check out Matcha Maiden page and Instagram page for more recipe ideas. 
love Karina. 

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