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I found this recipe from Sweet Emelyne’s Youtube Channel. Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes! I don’t think there could be anything better then adding Matcha Green Tea to a cupcake recipe. Yum!! I did change some of the ingredients in the recipes to make it a healthier version.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup whole wheat flour – sifted

1/2 cup spelt light flour – sifted

3 tsp baking powder

1 cup cane sugar

1 tsp sea salt

1 cup milk – organic, almond, soy

1/2 cup vegetable oil or earth balance vegan butter

3 tbsp matcha green tea powder

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 organic eggs

Green Tea Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup earth balance vegan butter

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 -3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp matcha green tea powder

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray muffin cups or use silicone cups. In a large bowl mix flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl whisk milk and oil. Add milk and oil mixture to dry ingredients. Beat for a few minutes and then add matcha powder, vanilla extract and eggs. Beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and then transfer to cooling rack.

While cupcakes are baking you can make the icing. In a bowl place butter and 1/3 of the sugar. Mix well. Slowly add the sugar to the butter and continue to mix. Add milk and matcha powder and continue to blend until creamy. If to dry add more milk. You can use a piping bag for the icing or just a spoon. Do not spread icing on cupcakes until completely cooled off. Cut small green straws and place into the cupcakes to resemble a matcha green tea latte. Enjoy!

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