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Matcha Cupcakes
from Cupcake Bake Shop by Chockolyt

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

  • 24 cupcake papers or 1/2 sheet pan / 350 degree oven
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons matcha tea
For Cupcakes
  • Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
  • Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs/egg yolks one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to batter and mix to combine.
  • Mix matcha in with the milk. Add to the batter and mix until combine.
  • Scoop batter into prepared into cupcake papers.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
For Sheetcake
(cut into rounds and assembled - see below)
  • Prepare sheet pan by rubbing with butter, covering with parchment, rubbing with more butter, and dusting with flour.
  • Continue with cupcake recipe.
  • Pour into prepared 1/2 sheet pan and smooth flat.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Matcha Buttercream Frosting



  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons half and half or light cream
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1. Mix matcha in with the light cream to make a paste.
2. Beat butter briefly, scrape bowl.
3. Add the sifted powdered sugar and matcha paste. Beat until smooth.

How to Assemble a Layered Cupcake "Bomb" with Ice-Cream

1. Cut rounds of cake to fit in a cupcake paper. Put a round in each cupcake paper.
2. Place a scoop of (insert favorite flavor here)ice cream on top of each round and smooth with the back of a spoon.
3. Place cupcakes in the freezer and chill for 1 hour.
4. Place a second scoop of (another favorite flavor) ice cream on top of each round and smooth with an offset spatula dipped in hot water.
5. Place cupcakes in the freezer and chill for 1 hour.
6. Smooth a thin layer of matcha buttercream over the cupcakes and top with a decoration. Store in the freezer.

Note: The cute, pink royal icing flowers were bought at a local cake supply store.
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