The photos above are some green tea (matcha) cupcakes I made a few days ago. They were very good.
Below is a rainbow brownie I made last week. Tomorrow I will be making Nutella filled cupcakes with a Nutella buttercream frosting. And no, this isn't becoming a cooking blog. I'm far too anal to make things more than once a week. I tend to have meltdowns if I make a mess, which always results in me cleaning the apartment for hours and taking over 5 showers. That's actually why the rainbow brownies got messed up (and you're only seeing a picture of a rainbow brownie, not the rainbow brownies) - after cleaning up the mess I needed to take a shower, so I did. As a result I left them in the oven for too long.
|I apologize for the bad picture, all I had around was my iPhone.|
I also apologize for the annoying rainbow text. I couldn't help it.
For those who are interested, the recipes are after the jump.
- 24 cupcake papers / 350 degree oven
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons matcha powder
- Beat butter on high until soft (~30 seconds).
- Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy (~3 min).
- Add eggs/yolk one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to batter and mix to combine.
- Mix matcha powder in with milk. Add to the batter and mix to combine.
- Scoop batter into cupcake papers.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes.
Matcha Buttercream Frosting
- 1 stick butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons half and half or light cream
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- Mix matcha powder in with cream to make a paste.
- Beat butter briefly, scrape bowl.
- Add the sifted powdered sugar and matcha paste. Beat until smooth.
Note: Because I have no friends, family, or anyone who likes/loves me I cut the recipe in half to make 12. That way I could eat just one and then throw away the other 11 while crying.
I'm too tired to type any more, so just use this: