Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Buttercream

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Serves 24 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

A good friends birthday was last week and I wanted to make something really special for her. Green is her favorite color and this idea just sprung into my head while at work! Ever since I have been a little obsessed with home made buttercream frosting.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 box white cake mix
3 egg whites
1 1/2C water
4tbs Matcha green tea powder

1 1/2 sticks butter softened
3tbs matcha green tea powder
3tbs water
5C powdered sugar


Preheat ove to 350

Prepare cupcake pans with liners and butter spray

Combine tea powder and cake mix, add water, egg whites and oil to mix thoroughly.

Spoon batter evenly into the cupcake pans at bake for 20 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Wait until cupcakes are completely cooled to make the frosting.


Combine water and tea powder to make a paste.

Cream butter and tea until completely combined.

Gradually add powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you like for frosting.

I like mine to be fairly firm so that I can pipe it onto the cupcakes.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

interesting concoction! can't wait to make it for my hubby!

Great recipe! We featured it on our facebook fan page. Quick question... the "T's"... are those teaspoons or tablespoons?

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