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Light, fluffy & cute!
I actually got the original idea from Mommy's Little Maniac's <a href=http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/green-tea-cupcakes>tutorial</a> and set off to attempt my own version. It was entirely experimental--I modified a simple, plain cake mix recipe and went on from there.

The flavor is light, with a hint of green tea--more like green tea muffins. Recipe makes 10.

If you want a stronger green tea flavor, try adding 1-2 more tea bags to the mix.

It would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Try making a four-leaf clover stencil instead of a heart.

Edit: Some of the stuff I put in the tutorial didn't show up (additional pictures, some ingredient details) for some weird reason. The pictures are fixed, but for the "milk" ingredient, it should be 1 tbsp (it won't fix it for some reason). Sorry for the confusion!

Posted by Erica L. from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Erica L.'s 12 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Soften butter. It's easier to melt in the microwave in short increments, just don't make it too hot!

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure and whisk in the following one at a time: sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, flour.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut open tea bags and add to mix. Add 1-2 more bags or green tea powder if you'd like a stronger tea flavor.

    Optional: add green food coloring until the batter reaches desired shade.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Spoon batter about 3/4 into cupcake liners in a muffin baking tray. Bake at 400 degrees for about 16-18 minutes. They should be puffy on top. Let cool before decorating.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out a tiny heart shape from a piece of paper (or any shape, if you prefer) and set on top of a cupcake.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spoon some powdered sugar into a sifter and lightly tap to sprinkle the sugar over the stencil. Carefully remove heart stencil shake off any excess sugar. Use this method to decorate the remaining cupcakes.

  • How to bake a green tea cupcake. Green Tea Heart Cupcakes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Enjoy! :)

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Angelina R.
Angelina R.
So, I changed this recipe and made it gluten free and vegan... It was a terrible idea. Rubbery and quite tasteless. Very cute tho! Im gonna try again with an even shorter cook time and possibly different ingredients entirely. Cool recipe. I hope I get the alternative ingredients right eventually. Also, I think it would be sweet to use Kava instead of green tea.
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karenlei
karenlei · El Monte, California, US · 9 projects
I just made some with my cousin today,
We used Matcha instead, it came out green without the food coloring

it was delicious (:
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Luan C.
Luan C.
So yummy and so easy....

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carmen
carmen · 1 project
it's so tasty! arg! yumoo! tehee:
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carmen
carmen · 1 project
this is in my oven right now
i was too lazy to bake cupcakes so i made it a cake:
i hope it rly comes out tasty:
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Erica L.
Erica L. · Los Angeles, California, US · 13 projects
itssableshawty--

ooo you should post them! i'd like to see. Happy
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itsSablesHawty
itsSablesHawty · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 16 projects
i just made mine!!! maybe i'll post a version;; mine are super jumbo cupcakes haha
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Mommy's Little Maniac
Mommy's Little Maniac · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 17 projects
yay! glad to see someone tried it! -favs-
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Does sound like it would be great for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Erica L.
Erica L. · Los Angeles, California, US · 13 projects
it says '1 milk' even though when i edit it, it says 1 tbsp. sorry! 1 tbsp. it won't change it on the list for some reason. :/
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