Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes

I found this recipe accidentally via detikfood’s twitter account. I was searching a new cupcake’s flavor when I read about these gleamingly green cupcakes. Green tea flavor is so popular here in Indonesia, and I happened to have a small can of matcha powder in my cupboard. Turns out that these cupcakes are really good and so fragrant (and best seller, too!). Looove them!!  🙂


  • ½ cup/113 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk. So practically, you need 2 eggs. 😀
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp matcha (green tea) powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • Green Tea Meringue Buttercream

How to Make

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C/350° F, and line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with your mixer on high speed, until soft. It takes about 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugar into the bowl, and beat them (medium speed) until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add egg and yolk (one at a time), beat for 30 seconds between each.
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. Add this mixture into the batter to combine.
  6. Mix the matcha (green tea) powder with the milk, and add them into the batter. Mix until everything’s combined.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake papers.
  8. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Cool them in wire racks before putting green tea frosting on top. You can get the Matcha (Green Tea) Buttercream recipe here.

-make 18 cupcakes-


About Dinda

A mum, a home cook, and a notary-to-be. Hoping to open her very own cake shop.

One response to “Matcha (Green Tea) Cupcakes

  1. Emily Cooks Vegan

    So cute 🙂 definitely trying these x

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