9 Awesome Green Tea Cupcake Recipes that Brighten Your Day

Green tea, or matcha, is both healthy and tasty. Green tea contains antioxidants that do wonders for your  body, fights and deters illnesses, promotes calm, relaxation, and alertness. Use the magical green fairy dust to brighten up your day and what better way to do it than with a cupcake! Let’s get baking!

Matcha Cocoa Cupcakes



Get the best of health and chocolate combined with these green tea-cocoa blended cupcakes.

8 Tbsp butter, melted
3 oz dark chocolate, melted
3 eggs, large
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 + 2/3 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1.5 tsp sifted unsweetened cocoa, diluted with 2 Tbsp whole milk
1.5 tsp Matcha powder

For baking instructions, go to Sweetest Kitchen and enjoy!

Green Tea with Honey Frosting Cupcakes


Honey is the nectar of the gods. The sweetness of honey will add the perfect taste to these scrumptious desserts.

For the Cupcakes:
2½ cups cake flour
1¼ cups granulated sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher or sea salt
2 Tbsp matcha powder
1 cup milk or half-and-half
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup vegetable oil
1½ tsp lemon extractFor the Frosting:
4 large egg whites
1¼ cup granulated sugar
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup raw honey

To put this scrumptious treats together, the folks at Baked In have you covered.

Cupcake with Bean Paste Center and Green Tea Frosting


For a thoroughly authentic Japanese-inspired desert, “adzuki” sweet bean paste is used to add a special flavor to these cupcakes.

Matcha Cupcakes:
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp cake flour, sifted
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp matcha powder
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes, room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk

Azuki Red Bean Buttercream:
8 oz sugar
2 oz water
1/2 cup egg whites
12 oz unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into tablespoons
Sweetened red bean paste, to taste

To wow your friends with your Japanese baking skills, check out The Little Epicurean for the instructions.

 Vegan Green Tea Cupcakes


Vegans needn’t miss out! Try these cuties on for size!

1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 Tbsp corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 cup soy milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup vegan margarine
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp matcha green tea powder

One Green Planet has the brilliant recipe details for you try and savor.

Matcha Cupcake with Raspberry Frosting



Raspberry adds a wonderful taste!

2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1½ TBS green tea matcha powder
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1 cup (190g) granulated white sugar
4 TBS butter, melted
1 cup (240ml) lowfat milk
½ cup (110g) lowfat yogurt
½ cup (110g) semi-sweet baking chips

Have a berry blast with this recipe from  Health Nibbles.

Green Tea Cupcake with Green Tea Frosting


This delicious recipe proves that you can never have too much green tea!


Green Tea Cupcakes:
2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons matcha (green tea) powder
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 eggs

Green Tea Buttercream Frosting
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon matcha (green tea) powder

When has the Food Network ever let you down? Check out the baking instructions here.

Gluten Free Cupcake with Lemon Glaze


These delicious gluten-free cupcakes will satisfy those with a sweet tooth and an allergy to gluten. Just add a zest of lemon to almond flour and Celiac disease has nothing on these cupcakes!

½ cup butter or dairy free margarine
1 ¼ cup organic sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend Flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Green Tea Matcha Powder (Can be found at some grocery stores and most health food stores)
1 cup milk (dairy, rice, nut or soy)

Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
18 fresh blackberries or raspberries for garnish

I’m a Celiac will not steer you wrong with this awesome recipe.

Green Tea Cupcakes with Almond Flowers



These are both beautiful and tasty.

1 /2 cup soy yogurt
2/3 cup rice milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 to 4 teaspoons green tea matcha powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar

For the almond flowers:
Confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup marzipan
Very small drop of red food colorin

Become a cupcake artist with the baking instructions from Post Punk Kitchen. 

Pomegranate Green Tea



Pomegranate is the perfect fruit for fall and winter. Adding it to green tea gives an amazing blend of healthy antioxidants to fight the free radical roaming in your body.

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 tablespoons green tea powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

The Cup Cake Bake Shop has the 411 on these divine goodies.

You will never have a dull moment or an empty stomach again with these healthy green tea cupcake recipes! Pick your favorite, buy the ingredients, and get cooking. These recipes can be used year-round to satisfy for years to come!

Have you tried one of these recipes? Let us know in the comment section below!

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