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Chai Matcha Cupcakes

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Add a little chai matcha into this classic vanilla cupcake.

Chai Matcha Cupcakes

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 16 min

Ingredients (For the Cupcakes)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or stand mixer, mix together sugar, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and mix on medium-low speed for about three minutes.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, oil, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Slowly add milk and mix on low speed until just combined.
  5. Fill cupcake liners just over 1/2 full.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes and then test to see if they are done by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, they are done. If not, bake for another 1-2 minutes and check again. When the cupcakes are done, transfer them to a cooling rack and wait until they cool before icing them.
Yields: 16 cupcakes

Ingredients (For the Chai Matcha Frosting)

  • 2 cups store-bought vanilla icing
  • 6 teaspoons Tea Forté Chai Matcha

Directions

  1. Mix matcha powder into vanilla icing until fully blended.
  2. Once the cupcakes are cool, layer with frosting. If you have a pastry bag, pipe the icing onto the cupcakes, otherwise use a wide icing knife or butter knife to spread icing on top of each cupcake.
Yields: Frosting for 16 cupcakes
Recipe Author
Nina Joy
About Nina Joy

Recipe & photos are courtesy of Nina Joy of The Food Joy.

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