Looking for an unique cupcake recipe that isn't too sweet? Try these light airy green tea cupcakes with matcha green tea buttercream!
By Thomas John of @thomasjohn26

Green Tea Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Purecane™ zero calorie baking sweetener
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Matcha Green Tea Buttercream Ingredients:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F and line a regular size cupcake pan with cupcake liner.
  2. In a small bowl, measure out flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and matcha green tea powder; mix well with a whisk and set aside.
  3. Add Purecane™, buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer or stand mixer. Make sure all ingredients are incorporated by mixing for about 2-3 minutes on medium.
  4. Slowly pour the flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Mix only until combined (about 2-3 minutes on medium) and use a spatula to scrape any flour on the sides of the bowl.
  5. Divide batter equally among 12 cups.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes until an inserted toothpick in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Remove cupcakes from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Make the matcha green tea buttercream: combine heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and Purecane™ in a medium mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  9. Transfer whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a round tip or tip of your choice to top cupcakes with whipped cream.
  10. Dust the frosted cupcakes with matcha green tea powder using a small sieve.