Green Tea or Matcha Cupcakes
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup raw or caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1 cup self-raising flour
1 heaping tbsp green tea or matcha powder
1/2 - 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips, roasted walnuts, almonds (optional)
1. Cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy.
2. Mix eggs one at a time till well incorporated. Add vanilla if using at this stage too.
3. Mix in the flour and matcha powder till well mixed and no traces of flour or green tea powder is seen. Mix in any additions you like.
4. Spoon the green batter onto prepared 12 muffin tins and pop into preheated oven of 180 degrees C. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake tester comes out almost clean.