Recipe // Green Tea and Lemon Cupcakes

It was Chris' mom's birthday the other day and I wanted to make something special for her because she's awesome and wonderful and lovely and everything a mom should be. I didn't say that just because I know she reads my blog. I love her :) Anywho I made these amazingly delicious cupcakes (from the book Chris got me for my birthday last year) for her and I'm so happy with how they turned out.

However, next time I make these I'll have to tweak the way I incorporate the green tea. I know it's not a very strong flavor but I was hoping for more. The lemon is very over powering (but in a good way) and I really want to make the green tea shine through. Cuz' you're shining star, no matter who are!!

Ingredients Needed:

2 1/3 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temp
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs, room temp
2 Tbl grated lemon peel
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup boiling water
2/3 green tea bags

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Boil water and steep tea for 5-6 minutes. Squeeze out extra liquid and toss those tea bags into the trash. Set aside and let cool to room temp. Throw in the fridge if you aren't patient, like me.

2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy on low speed. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well each time. Beat in lemon peel, vanilla, and 2/3 cup of the tea (save the rest for later). Beat in flour mixture, making sure not to over mix! Fill up cupcake tins and bake 20-25 minutes!

1 8oz pack cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 Tbl saved green tea

1. Mix everything together to make frosting. Magical.

-crushed fortune cookie
-more grated lemon peel (didn't use on these ones)



Allison Leighann. said...

Oh my goodness. These look delicious!
I need to try this.

judith said...

Que buena pinta!!!

Chelsea @ Life Unpublished said...

Yum, these looks delicious!

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