Green Tea Almond Cupcakes

Total Time
40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

An absolutely delicious VEGAN green tea cake with almond frosting. A really elegant dessert for just about any get together or celebration! Enjoy them!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cakes:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a 12-cup cupcake pan, you may need another pan for additional batter.
  3. Whisk together flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, green tea powder, and sugar in large bowl.
  4. Combine oil, milk, vanilla, almond extract, and vinegar in a separate bowl.
  5. Add the wet mixture to dry and mix using a whisk. Don't mix until completely smooth. Lumps are good.
  6. Fill the cups 3/4 full and bake for about 15 minutes until edges just barely begin to brown. Cool.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. Using a mixer, beat the coconut oil, vanilla, and almond extracts until combined.
  9. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. The mixture will be crumbly.
  10. Add water little by little until you reach the desired frosting consistency. YOU MAY NOT NEED TO USE ALL THE WATER.
  11. Frost the cakes and decorate. For large cupcakes I made an almond flower and for the small ones I used two slices oriented vertically to like almost like two leaves.
  12. Try not to eat all at once!
Most Helpful

I made these for a friends birthday part, several people attending were vegan. They loved them! They are very savory, not sweet. That is the only reason I only gave 4 stars - some people will only like these if you add a sweet frosting. I did not use the frosting recipe, I made my own. Mine was a plain vanilla with some prickly pear juice added. It gave it a bright pink color and interesting flavor to match the matcha interesting flavor. I think these cupcakes need something dramatic like that... pomegranite juice would be similar to what I did.

Robin T. May 27, 2016