Very Vanilla Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Frosting

Looking to add a little pizzazz to your baking? Need something special for that next bake sale? Heck, does anyone really need an excuse for cupcakes? I don’t think so, but if you do, you might want to give these cupcakes a try. Filled with healthy antioxidants, these vanilla cupcakes with matcha frosting take tea time to a whole new level!

Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°f
  2. Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tinswith cupcake papers.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, on medium speed cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat till fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  5. Beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not over mix.
  6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended.
  7. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Cool the cupcakes in tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Basic Matcha Frosting:


  • 1 ½ tsp. matcha
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (use low fat or fat free to reduce fat & calories)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and butter on a medium speed until whipped smooth.
  2. Sprinkle in matcha and ¼ cup sugar and mix until combined.
  3. Add vanilla and remaining sugar gradually until fully whipped.
  4. Add more sugar to taste.
Frosts 24 Cupcakes or 1, 9×13 cake.

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