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Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

Take the power of matcha tea to another level with these matcha green tea cupcakes. Matcha is loaded with antioxidants and other health benefits. These are the perfect cupcakes to eat while you sip on a cup of tea.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories:
Author: Linda and Alex at Veganosity

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha tea powder
  • 1/2 cup of apple sauce + 2 teaspoon of baking powder – stir until the apple sauce expands and is light and fluffy. This is your egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of almond milk + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice – stir to combine
  • Frosting
  • 1 stick of vegan butter – I use Earth Balance soy free
  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of almond milk
  • 2 drops of natural green food coloring optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° line a muffin pan with muffin papers
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients until they’re fully combined and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the coconut oil and sugar on a high setting until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the vanilla and the egg replacer to the coconut mixture and beat on a high setting for two minutes.
  • Add one third of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl and mix on a slow setting. Add one third of the milk. Continue adding the flour mix and milk in thirds until all are just combined. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a spatula to finish mixing. Don’t over beat.
  • Spoon the cupcake batter into the muffin tin and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350° and continue baking for 35 to 40 more minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
  • Place on a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.
  • Frosting
  • Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add the milk and food coloring and mix until completely blended.