Green Tea Cupcakes

Love green tea desserts.

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And currently loving cupcakes

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Put them together and you have a match made in heaven.

There is this new-ish Japanese bakery in Vancouver that I am dying to try. It’s called Basho and they have all things green tea. Sounds amazing, right? Definitely my kind of bakery…. now I just have to get someone to go with me =D

Haven’t made many desserts with green tea… come to think of it, I think I’ve only made green tea ice cream (check it out here) and green tea macarons (check them out here). Rest assured, matcha white chocolate shortbread cookies are at the top of my green tea dessert list. Seriously think I’ve found my absolute favorite cupcake flavor – fluffy green tea frosting for the win.

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 Do you have a favorite green tea dessert?

Hope everyone at Angie’s party likes green tea as much as I do – check out the full party here!

PS – Wishing everyone an early Happy Mothers Day =)

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. thebrookcook says:

    This photo is so cute I can barely stand it! :) beautiful too!

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  2. Well, you’re way ahead of me. Have never ever made anything with green tea!

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    1. Janine says:

      You’ll have to try someday, Angie!

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  3. The icing on these little cakes looks so delicious! I like its pale, natural green, and the perfect swirls. Amazing :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you =)

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  4. Lori says:

    Sounds wonderful! And love your photos!

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  5. Your photo’s are beautiful and I love the cupcakes, I love the green tea in the icing, it’s beautiful and I love green tea! Great addition to FF!!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much =)

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  6. apsara says:

    Do you use regular green tea that we brew for a drink? Is matcha some different form of green tea. Sorry, I’m ignorant on this subject, but would love to learn :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Yeup, it’s matcha green tea powder that can be used for drinks but is unsweetened. No worries, I actually don’t know too much about green tea myself. I believe matcha is just a Japanese version of a concentrated powdered green tea.

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  7. Hi Janine – I am co-hosting Angie’s FF15 with the lovely Jhuls and have finally made it through the crowd to say hello, welcome and thank you for bringing these gorgeous cupcakes – the photos are stunning! We have a local sushi place that serves the most gorgeous matcha ice-cream and I also love matcha fro-yos…the shortbread sounds amazing!! Thanks for joining in – I do hope you get the chance to check out the other entries – enjoy the party!!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you for stopping by Selma! The party was great as usual, thank you for hosting =)

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  8. Jhuls says:

    Glad you brought these pretty and delicious looking cupcakes. Honestly, I have not tried green tea cupcakes at all, so this is a good start. I should think about making them some other time. But for now, I would like to enjoy these lovely treats of yours!

    Thank you for coming to the party and hope you’re having a good time! Have a wonderful weekend, Janine! See you next time. ;) <3

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    1. Janine says:

      Thanks for hosting Jhuls – fun as always!

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  9. milkandbun says:

    They are stunning! I love green color! :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you !

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  10. Ngan R. says:

    Hi Janine! These cupcakes are so pretty! The green tea frosting is so fluffy and perfectly piped. I’ve never made anything with green tea before but am looking forward to trying it out!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much, Ngan! I hope you do try it out =)

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  11. Beautiful cupcakes! Sounds delicious too!!!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you =)

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  12. Yum! I actually just had green tea pancakes this past weekend..it was delicious! I want to make green tea desserts, but for some reason I can’t find matcha green tea powder at the Asian grocery store. I might have to go to another store to find it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Janine says:

      Neat, never seen a recipe for GT pancakes. I’m sure it was delicious! Yeh, you might have to try a specialty foods store – good luck!

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  13. Evert says:

    Dropping by. What did you use for your frosting? I tried making matcha cake earlier, and my mom was telling me to use buttercream instead of cream cheese. I’m running out of ideas! :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi, I’ve tried both a cream cheese frosting as well as a buttercream. Though I prefer the taste of cream cheese frosting over buttercream, buttercream is much less finicky and seems to always turn out properly. Hope this helps =)

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