Matcha Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cupcakes are all about the matcha, It’s what gives the cupcakes their pretty green color.


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp matcha powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin baking pan with cupcake liners. Use a whisk to combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift together. Set aside. In another small bowl, whisk whole egg with egg white. Set aside.
  2. Cut the butter into pieces and place in an electric mixing bowl. Beat for 1 minute to soften. Gradually add remaining 1 cup of sugar and beat at high speed for about 3 minutes. Add in egg mixture, beating constantly for about 2 minutes.
  3. On low speed, beat in a third of the flour mixture. On medium-high speed, beat in half of the yogurt. On low speed, beat in half of the remaining flour. On high speed, beat in the rest of the yogurt and the vanilla. On low speed, beat in the remaining flour. Add matcha powder to the yogurt batter in the mixing bowl.
  4. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
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