Happy Easter and Happy Chocolate Day
I am not one to join the bandwagon of crazy popular food recipes sometimes. And that would explain why this is my first ever attempt at cupcakes. Got nothing against them, cute cakes in a muffin cups. Just did not bother making any. Until this week as I had to bring a small dessert for 2 at a friend’s place for dinner. It seemed like the perfect thing to bring.
I also had no more milk and not much butter left so I had searched for a recipe that omitted these ingredients. Well surprisingly I found one quick enough and it is actually a vegan cupcake recipe. No eggs, no milk, no butter. And yes they are awesome and moist. The secret! The chemical interaction between the baking soda and vinegar which bubbles up and creates air pockets. Brilliant!
Chocolate Matcha Cupcakes adapted from Diana Rattray
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- your favorite white icing recipe
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- green food coloring
1. Grease a muffin pan or line with cupcake papers. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl.
3. Mix in the wet ingredients to the dry ones and beat on medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth and well blended.
4. Fill the prepared cupcake cups about half full. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden pick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake.
5. Mix your icing with the matcha powder and green food coloring. Ice, decorate and serve. Makes 12 cupcakes
By the way the matcha flavor is quite subtle but it works with the overall taste. And no need to be fancy with the icing. I had leftover store bought icing from the Cake Pops challenge so just used that.
Yes, most Vegan recipes are brilliant. I’m so glad you showcased and experimented this cupcake recipe with such success.
I’ll have to try making a batch of these some time soon just to see the magic work ;o)
Ciao for now,
You are the creator! Love the secret too.
Yum…wonderful flavor combination.
Evelyne, this chocolate muffins topped with matcha looks delicious, I love the pastel color of this topping…perfect for Easter. Hope you have a great week ahead 🙂
Ohh green tea and chocolate sound like a fun combo! Great first choice for a cupcake!
I love all kind of tea and what a lovely colour! They look gorgeous!
@The Chocolate Priestess…matcha powder is fine ground green tea powder.
I love green tea/matcha! I love your chocolate cakes with a twist 😉
What is matcha powder? I’ve never heard of it nor seen it before.