Matcha cupcakes with matcha buttercream

Matcha cupcakes with matcha buttercream

Based on 3 ratings

"I love matcha🍵. However, I understand that it is a premium ingredient, so feel free to add more or less matcha depending on the strength you prefer. I like mine strong with a bright green color😊#stayhomekeepcooking"

Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
18
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
¼
egg whites
¼
egg yolks
35 g
flour
tsp
baking powder
tsp
salt
22½ g
butter
43¾ g
sugar
¼ tsp
vanilla extract
30 ml
milk
¼ tbsp
matcha powder
14⅜ g
butter
22½ g
confectioner’s sugar
tbsp
cream
tsp
vanilla extract
tbsp
matcha powder
pinch
salt

Utensils

stand mixer with whisk, sieve, hand mixer with beaters

  • Step 1/10

    • ¼ egg whites
    • stand mixer with whisk

    Beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks. This will help give the cake a light texture.

  • Step 2/10

    • 35 g flour
    • tsp baking powder
    • tsp salt
    • ¼ tbsp matcha powder
    • sieve

    Sift together matcha, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Step 3/10

    • ¼ egg yolks
    • 22½ g butter
    • 43¾ g sugar
    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    • hand mixer with beaters

    In a separate large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and the 2 egg yolks, mix until combined.

  • Step 4/10

    • 30 ml milk

    Add the dry ingredients and milk to the creamed mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

  • Step 5/10

    Fold in egg whites. The batter should not be thin.

  • Step 6/10

    Put batter in prepared muffin pan(either paper-lined or greased). Do not overfill, slightly more than halfway. Bake at 178C for 18-22 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick through the center. It should come out clean. Bake off more if there is leftover batter.

  • Step 7/10

    • 14⅜ g butter

    To make the matcha buttercream, beat the butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.

  • Step 8/10

    • 22½ g confectioner’s sugar
    • tbsp cream
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • tbsp matcha powder
    • pinch salt

    Add confectioners sugar, matcha, salt, and beat on low until incorporated. Then turn the speed to high. Add vanilla and cream or milk. Continue beating until fluffy.

  • Step 9/10

    If the frosting is too thick or thin, add cream or more confectioners sugar until it reaches your desired texture.

  • Step 10/10

    Allow cakes to cool before frosting and enjoy!

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