Matcha Cupcakes

Matcha green tea cupcakes with whipped white chocolate ganache frosting

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Sweet and moist matcha cupcakes topped with a swirl of silky smooth whipped white chocolate matcha ganache



Matcha Cupcakes

  • 120ml Whole milk (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 60ml Vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
  • 30g Unsalted butter, room temperature (2 tbsp 1 tsp)
  • 150g White sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 150g Plain flour (1 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Matcha powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Whipped Matcha Ganache

  • 360ml Thickened cream (1 1/2 cups), chilled
  • 225g White chocolate (7.9 oz), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Matcha powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
  2. Line a cupcake tray with 12 paper liners
  3. Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl, set aside
  4. Add sugar, butter and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat for 5 minutes on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy
  5. Add the eggs to the butter and beat on high for 2-3 minutes, until lightened
  6. Combine flour, matcha powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl, whisk to combine
  7. Add half the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined
  8. Add the milk and mix until just combined
  9. Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients, making sure to not over-mix
  10. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  12. Cool completely before frosting

Whipped Matcha Ganache

  1. Place the chopped white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl
  2. Heat 240ml (1 cup) cream in a small saucepan until steaming and pour over the white chocolate
  3. Cover with a plate and let sit for 5 mins until melted, sift in the matcha powder and stir until smooth
  4. Add the remaining cream and stir until combined
  5. Cover and place in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or until completely chilled
  6. Once chilled whip until stiff peaks and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a star tip


  1. Pipe swirls of matcha ganache on top of the cupcakes and dust with matcha powder or decorate as you like!
  2. Reserve in the fridge until ready to serve
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