Some time last year, I made the ugliest matcha cupcakes ever. It’s ok, I’m man enough *grunt* to admit I make ugly stuff. I mean, did y’all just click on that link to check it out? I’m sure you did, because if there is something people love more than looking at beautiful things, it’s gawking at the hideous things in life.
This Is A Fact.
Just look at that weird, sandy textured frosting. What was up with that? And that horrid lighting. Honestly, I think I was on drugs posting that and truth be told, I didn’t even like that recipe all that much. It was way more cocoa than matcha and in fact all that was matcha about it was the frosting.
So since last October, I’d been meaning to devise a matcha cupcake recipe of my own. And because matcha is the best of buddies with white chocolate, I thought I’d go all kinds of crazy and do a matcha and white chocolate cupcake!
Oh yes, it’s like Christmas, all in an itty bitty pint-sized cupcake
Marrying my two favourite ingredients seemed an inevitable fate, and this isn’t the first time it’s happened. It’s not even the second! I’ve been in love with Green & Black’s white chocolate with Madagascan vanilla since forever and honestly, you should try it.
I was on cloud nine when Green & Blacks personally dropped a handful of blocks off at my house but I can promise you, I’m not just saying they rock because y’know, they gave me free stuff. I genuinely love this product and really, there is not much to unlove about the rich block of chocolate, housing within its creamy smooth body hundreds of dancing vanilla pods who are, I’m sure, very happily drunk in white chocolate heaven.
So anyway, here you go. Severely delayed but I’ve made some matcha and white chocolate cupcakes! These cupcakes were meant to be matcha with white chocolate chunks, covered in a cream cheese frosting but I got a little carried away and decided to make some matcha chocolate and top my cupcakes with a lovely green splodge.
Not sure if it necessarily works aesthetically but it was yum!
ps. I think I’m gonna win the award for Worst Food Stylist Person Thing ever. I mean, who the hell eats cupcake with chopsticks?!
|Matcha and white chocolate cupcakes|
120 grams plain flour
140 grams caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
40 grams unsalted butter at room temperature
120mL whole milk
2 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
70 grams white chocolate, chopped up
Cream cheese frosting:
|Makes 12-15 cupcakes.|