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Matcha Cupcake (Green Tea)

It's been awhile I bake some cupcake. I still have plenty of matcha powder(green tea) sitting around my pantry.Green tea powder is thought to be one of the healthiest forms of green tea since you're consuming the whole tea leaf rather than just the liquid extracted from the leaves.Measurements of green tea powder's antioxidant capacity has been shown to be many times higher than the antioxidant activity of such antioxidant rich foods as blueberries and chocolate. There is plenty of green tea cake recipe out there but I just use one of my regular cake recipe and modify it to suit my taste.Regardless, a green tea cake makes a wonderful dessert for snack time! Enjoy!









Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cake flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 eggs,room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 stick unsalted butter

100 ml milk

1 tbsp matcha powder

Method:

1:Preheat oven to 350 F.Prepare 12 muffin pan with paper liner or cupcake paper.
2:Sieve flour ,baking and cake flour together in a medium bowl,set aside.Beat egg in mixer at medium high speed until frosty,add in butter and sugar.Whisk together until fluffy light.
3:Reduce speed to low ,add in flour mixture,milk and match powder until incorporated.
4:Scoop batter 2/3 full into muffin cup and bake for 25 minutes or until the toothpick insert comes out clean.
5:Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serve with tea or coffee.








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6 comments:

fifi said...
May 16, 2010 at 5:33 AM

emr...........spd...nye...lazat hehehehe........:)

Angie's Recipes said...
May 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM

wow so soft and smooth..I really want to try one, maybe two of these green tea muffins.

daphne said...
May 17, 2010 at 7:13 AM

That is a lovely snack for tea time. And it doesnt look too heavy as well.

Little Corner of Mine said...
May 18, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Nice! I love matcha flavor. I haven't been baking for awhile. I had a really delicious egg sponge cupcake in Vegas and missing it.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
May 24, 2010 at 12:46 AM

thank you guys for commenting:)

ReadLeafTea said...
March 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM

The Secrets of Matcha
With the popularity of Matcha Green Tea, more and more people are wondering just where this team comes from and what exactly makes it so special. "Matcha is a Japanese word that basically means "powdered tea." Not surprisingly, this tea originated in Japan and has been used in tea ceremonies for hundreds of years. Matcha is a unique form of powdered green tea which means that when you drink matcha tea, you are actually consuming the whole tea leaf. This makes Matcha a lot different from other sorts of tea leaves which are put into boiling water to create an infusion, and then removed. With Matcha, you are able to utilize the absolute maximum health advantages of the tea leaves.
Whenever you consume matcha tea, you will be consuming a great deal of nutrients simply because you are ingesting the entire leaf rather than just the brewed water. Chlorophyll, fiber, and antioxidants are a few of the nutritional components contained within matcha which may do amazing things to improve your health. Matcha itself is sugar-free which makes it an ideal drink for diabetics as well as making matcha green tea lovers not as likely to have high blood sugar as folks who drink beverages loaded with sugar. The sheer amount of antioxidants in Matcha is higher than that in many foods considered to be "super antioxidants" like pomegranates and blueberries. Those antioxidants help to cleanse the body of toxins and may help to not only slow the signs of aging but also prevent some forms of cancer. Some other vitamins and minerals contained within matcha are thiamin, iron, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, foliate, vitamins K, E, C, B6, and A among others.
Matcha green tea is considered by many to be the very best quality tea in the entire world. For anyone who is anxious to take their first taste of matcha tea, and for the folks who have been longtime fans, let's take a look at the different kinds of Matcha. There are two basic kinds of matcha tea: Usucha, (Thin) and Koicha (Thick). Usucha comes from tea plants which are under fifteen years old which gives usucha a stronger and slightly more bitter flavor than koicha. Usucha is the more common type of matcha tea, so it is often the first type that novice tea drinkers encounter. Koicha derives from the young leaves of older, (at least 30 years old) plants. Koicha matcha green tea is generally more expensive and certainly a finer quality. It provides a sweeter, mellower, very distinctive flavor.
Matcha is traditionally prepared without milk, sugar, or honey, but you can certainly prepare it to suit your own tastes. Matcha is also a great addition to baking and cooking.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.