Thursday, 9 June 2011

Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Frosting

I’ve pretty much had a week from hell and in attempt to plough on, I decided nothing can cheer me better than baking. 

Cheesy music, dancing in an empty flat and whipping up a cake.

Baking therapy. Word of warning though, it only works if you pull a baking success out of the bag. Baking failure will throw you back into the pit of despair you’re desperately trying to escape.

Anyway, moving on...

Green tea cupcakes are simply deliciously. The hint of woodiness that emits from the green tea powder blends perfectly with the sweetness of the cream cheese frosting.

Green Tea Cupcakes

Yields approximately 24 cupcakes


170g self raising flour
170g plain flour
225g butter, softened
450g sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons green tea powder


  1. Add both flours; stir to combine and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter until smooth and add sugar gradually. Beat until fluffy.
  2. Next add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  3. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over-mix. 
  4. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about ¾ full. Bake at 180’ for 20 minutes.

Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting 


200g cream cheese
110g butter
300g icing sugar (rough estimate)
Seeds from half a vanilla pod or 1teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon green tea powder

  1. Bring cheese and butter to room temperature by letting it sit out for 1 or 2 hours.
  2. Sift powdered sugar into a bowl. Beat butter and cheese at medium speed until creamy and add half of the sugar, the green tea powder, and the vanilla. Beat until combined. 
  3. Gradually add remaining sugar (more if you have to) until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.


  1. These cupcakes are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Trust me, they're even more delicious than they look :)

  3. I really like the looks these-nice and summery. Great flavor too-thanks for sharing Buzz.

  4. I love green tea ice cream and wanted to experiment more with green tea. This looks perfect for that. I will be making them soon, as soon as I get my hands on some green tea powder.

  5. Ooh green tea ice cream is my fav flavour! But this is pretty perfect too :)

  6. Oh YUM! I'm so glad you found my blog so that I could therefore find yours!! I LOVE Malaysian food and can't wait to peruse through your recipes!

  7. Wow, I've never had a green tea cupcake before but the earthiness you describe sounds AH-mazing. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  8. These look AMAZING - and such a good idea!! I am definitely going to have to try my hand at making them!

  9. These look and sound delicious. Will try them for sure! I made green tea panna cotta recently, and have been wondering what else I could whip up with the green tea powder. Thanks for sharing!