Matcha Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Matcha christmas tree cupcake recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 10 mini muffins
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 65 g butter chopped
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbs cocoa
- 1 block of cream cheese approx. 250g
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbs matcha powder
- 150 ml whipped cream very cold
Preheat the oven to a 180c and leave the cream cheese out to become room temperature.
Sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl and then rub in the butter with your fingertips.
Combine the milk and egg in a jug and mix with a fork.
Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredient mixture.
Mix together with a fork until all ingredients are just combined, avoid over-mixing (it should be coarse and lumpy).
Add the mixture evenly into a mini muffin pan.
Bake for 20 minutes then remove from oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool.
While the muffins cool, prepare the matcha frosting.
Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until it is soft and creamy.
Shift the icing sugar into the cream cheese and matcha powder and beat again until all mixed together.
Add very cold whipped cream and beat all together until fully mixed and soft peaks form.
Put the finished frosting into a piping bag and swirl in circular motion on top of mini muffins to create a Christmas tree.
Top with sprinkles, etc. to create Christmas tree appearance then serve!