Who doesn’t love cupcakes, well mostly everybody, anyhow I will show you my favorite ones, vegan matcha cupcakes. Cupcakes are meant to serve one person, and it is quite handy to handle as well. These cakes are usually baked on thin paper, and different flavors could be added to them.
The entire preparation process of these cakes is quite simple, and anyone can easily make it using a small list of ingredients. These cakes are quite delicious, and the recipe for the entire making is even more exciting. The matcha cupcakes have the flavor of green tea. These cakes are quite moist and form a perfect blend when the matcha frosting is added on top of it. Even though the matcha powder is light green, one does expect their cupcakes to be light green or at least a tinge of green in their final baked cake. However, the result turns out to be browner than showing a green color after baking. It is mainly due to the reaction between matcha and the flour used in the mix. However, a green frosting on top of the cupcake adds more beauty to the final bake. The only concern regarding these cakes is that they do not get the same rise as other cakes that rise to a considerable level on baking. But the fun associated with these cupcakes is quite interesting that anyone can try it on their own. The ingredients include:
- 2 teaspoons of Matcha
- 1 tablespoon of hot water
- 3/4 cup of almond milk
- 135 grams of organic sugar
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1.25 cup of pastry flour
- 0.5 teaspoon of baking powder
- 0.25 teaspoon of baking soda
- 0.25 teaspoons of salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Add the dry ingredients to a separate bowl and mix them thoroughly
Now mix the wet ingredients in another bowl and add them to the dry ingredients
Divide the batter in the muffin pan
Bake for about 20-25 minutes
Ensure that the cupcakes are cooled completely.
To prepare the frosting, add the required amounts of powdered sugar along with milk and lemon juice until it gets the required consistency
Now the final step is to pipe on the frosting on the top of the cupcakes.
Tips to get the perfect vegan matcha cupcakes
The dairy-free and eggless matcha cupcakes are indeed super cool, but there are a few points to be noted to ensure that the cupcakes come out right after they bake. Since the main ingredient is matcha, it is important to ensure that the chosen matcha is of superior quality and from a reportable brand to get a rich green color. It is advised to mix the matcha powder with warm water so that large clumps of matcha can be automatically removed. The water temperature should not be too high because if the water is too warm, there are chances that the matcha mix can become more bitter. It is recommended to use pastry flour so that a lighter cupcake can be obtained, and it is due to the low protein content in this flour. It is also recommended to prevent the overmixing of the batter since it can lead to the mix becoming more gluey and gummy. The last step is the preparation of the frosting that will add the final touch to the cupcake.
There are not many ingredients needed for the frosting preparation. The first step involves the mixing of the vegan butter and shortening to remove any large clumps. Now add the necessary amounts of matcha and whip for nearly thirty seconds. Now the powdered sugar is slowly added to this mix until it matches the desired sweetness levels. The last step involves the whipping process, which is continued until the mix becomes fluffy. Now you are all set to get the swirling curls in the final matcha cupcakes! Now the frosting can be quite soft enough, so to get the perfect swirl of the frosting, the prepared frosting is put in a piping bag and kept in the fridge for about ten minutes.
How to store the Matcha cupcakes?
The matcha cupcakes that do not contain any frost can be directly stored at the normal room temperature for 1 to 2 days. However, if the cupcakes consist of frosting, they must be stored in the freezer since there are high chances that the frosting melts. It can be stored in the freezer for more than one month. So, whenever you eat these frosted cupcakes, always ensure that you deforest them for about thirty minutes. Sometimes storing the cupcakes in the fridge for more than the required time can lead to the drying of the cake. So they can be kept in the fridge as long as the moist texture remains unaffected.
These matcha cupcakes are considered a healthier food since they are made of matcha and are purely vegan. It is quite easy to make them as it only requires a minimal list of items for the preparation and some additional items that need to be considered if the frosting has to be prepared. The recipe is quite simple for anyone to give a try and enjoy it to their maximum! Hence you can try it out on your own due to the simple steps needed throughout the preparation of the cupcakes.
If you loved this recipe then you might want to try this delicious vegan matcha cheesecake also!