Matcha Recipes

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

This dessert packs all of the power of green matcha tea while combining two yummy treats wrapped up in one… cupcakes AND donuts! Each matcha green tea cupcake is topped with a layer of frosting, a mini vegan donut, and delicious matcha icing! It’s the perfect green treat for St. Patrick’s day or at time of the year!

 

Preparation: 20 Mins | Cooking: 30 Mins
Yields: 1 dozen
Level: Difficult

 

INGREDIENTS

Mini Baked Vegan Donuts
Makes about 16 mini donuts

  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  ¼ tsp. baking soda
  6 tbsp. vegan sugar
  Pinch of salt
  ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  ¼ cup vegan margarine, melted
  3 tbsp. aquafaba
  ½ tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Matcha Icing

  1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  1 tbsp. vegan margarine, melted
  1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  1 tsp. Teami Blends matcha powder

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes
Makes 1 dozen

For the cupcakes
  1½ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  1 cup vegan sugar
  1 tsp. baking soda
  3 tsp. matcha green tea powder
  ½ tsp. salt
  1 cup water
  1/2 cup canola oil
  2 tsp. vanilla
  2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

For the frosting
  ¼ cup vegan margarine
  ¼ cup non-hydrogenated shortening
  2 cups powdered sugar
  1 ½ tbsp. non-dairy milk
  1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  1-2 tsp. Teami Blends matcha powder

For cream cheese filling
  ½ cup vegan cream cheese
  1 tbsp. powdered sugar
  1 tsp. Teami Blends matcha powder

 

DIRECTIONS

Mini Baked Vegan Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Transfer mix to a Ziploc bag and cut a tip off one of the corners and pipe into the donut pan. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until they are firm and spring back when you touch them. Pop them out of the donut pan and onto a cooling rack to cool until warm to the touch.
  3. Combine the icing ingredients in a bowl and mix until creamy. Dip each mini donut into icing and place on cooling rack to allow icing to set in.

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes, Frosting, Fillings

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (except sugar) in a medium sized mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine sugar, oil and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two separate batches and mix until just combined (do not over mix). Finally, add the ACV and mix until just combined. Divide batter evenly among muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cupcakes to cool before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cooled, remove a piece of the center of each cupcake using an apple corer or a cupcake corer. Set aside.
  3. With a hand mixer beat butter and shortening on high for 1 minute or until fluffy. Next, add powdered sugar and beat for a minute or until crumbly. Then, add non-dairy milk and vanilla and beat until frosting is light and fluffy. Add 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder so that you get a light green frosting. Add frosting to a Ziplock or piping bag with tip or you can use a butter knife to frost the cupcakes.
  4. Using a hand mixer beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and matcha powder until creamy. Transfer mix to a Ziploc bag and cut a tip off one of the corners and pipe into the center of the cupcake. Top with matcha frosting and a mini vegan donut.
Thank you to Rhiana de Hoyos of L’herbe Muse for sharing this delicious recipe with Teami!  For even more amazing recipes, definitely check her out!

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