Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes
There are certain foods that taste good year-round. Cupcakes hold the crown for best dessert in every season. Combining matcha into the mix makes for the best cupcakes you’ve ever had. They’re chewy, soft, and irresistible in texture and taste. These green tea cupcakes take the whole affair further by introducing a more unconventional ingredient: glutinous rice.

The glutinous rice in these green tea cupcakes creates a sweet, vegetal flavor with a chewy texture that I’m absolutely in love with. The best part? If all the ingredients are in your kitchen, you can have these matcha cupcakes in the oven in under five minutes.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy matcha dessert for a night with your friends, pouring the batter into muffin or cupcake liners saves a ton of time and makes these matcha cupcakes ready to go as quickly as they’re baked.

On the other hand, oiling a muffin tin by hand creates a crispy and golden texture that sets them up perfectly for matcha frosting.

Epic Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients until evenly combined.
  3. Brush the insides of the muffin pan well with vegetable oil.
  4. Bake for about 15–20 minutes.

Remember, it’s a good idea to test your matcha green tea cupcakes towards the end of the baking process. Ovens are chronically off by a few degrees, so test your cupcakes with a toothpick by inserting it into the matcha cupcake. If it comes out clean, you can remove them from the oven. If not, wait a few minutes and test again.

When you’ve oiled the pan well, the matcha cupcakes will fall out of the muffin liners. If you’re having difficulty getting them out of the liners, wait for them to cool before attempting to remove them. Typically, the cooling process takes about 5–10 minutes.

Always get creative in the kitchen. Try using shaped muffin liners or adding a little cocoa powder to the mixture. If you’re looking for more of a sweet taste, add dried fruits to your mixture for a colorful and sweet twist on this matcha cupcake recipe. Try adding our 5-Minute Matcha Frosting recipe for an even better twist! Eventually, you’ll have a recipe for green tea cupcakes that’s all your own.

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