Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Matcha Cupcakes..... Mood = Going Green

Green tea was something i only tried maybe 10 years ago and i ate it as an ice cream. It was Delicious and creamy and had just a hint of flavour. Enough to make you want more and more. I don't know why i have not made something using green tea until now, but you know what they say better late then never.

Green tea is soooooooo good for you. Some evidence suggests that regular green tea in your diet will help prevent heart disease, and some kinds of cancer from forming. Also it is thought that it helps with weight loss due to polyphenols and caffeine. Green tea has also been thought to help with the prevention of dental cavities, kidney stones, aiding with bone density, and cognitive function. There are many researches done about the use of green tea to help with brain activity and neuro science. Under the Michael J Fox foundation, they are doing tests to aid people with helping rescuing damaged brain cells and protecting ones that have not been harmed yet.


Well i didn't know all this about green tea, but now i don't feel so bad after eating 3 cupcakes..... OOOPS!

So the recipe i used for this is my own . The vanilla base chiffon cake recipe but i just added Matcha (green tea powder). It worked a treat and like i mentioned before, chiffon cakes are my all time favourite.

For the recipe visit here.
Add 4 Tablespoons of matcha, adding it to the flour and sugar stage of the recipe

Fill cupcake holes 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes.

To make the icing, just follow the same method and recipe just adding up to 2 Tablespoons of matcha to flavour it.

Frost and refrigerate till ready to eat.

Who knew going green tasted so good and was so good for you.....

17 comments:

Tara said...

You've given me a craving!!! cupcakes look amazing x

Tara said...

Definitely going to the top of my 'to-bake' list! x

Anonymous said...

where can we find matchi?

Anonymous said...

Mmm..those look good. I love green tea flavoured items!

(by the way, it's "matcha" not "matchi" ^_~)

Nessie said...

Yum! Makes me want to go out and buy some green tea powder right now :) Can you taste the matcha much over the cream cheese flavour of the frosting? :)

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Anonymous, you can buy Matcha powder in anygood japanese store or chinese shop. If you live in the UK, you can buy it from japan canter. AMAZING place. Its also called MATCHA, not matchi. My error.... :)

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Nessie, when i first made the frosting it didnt seem to be strong enough to take over the cream cheese, but i just simply added more matcha in till the flavour was strong enough. Its so worth it.....and Delicious!

Hi Anon, thanks for pointing that out. I am not sure why i spelt it that way considering the title was spelt correctly. Duely noted and changed. ;)

Manal N said...

Yummmy!

tasteofbeirut said...

These cupcakes look so good and luscious despite (or maybe because of) the color!
I have yet to try pastries with matcha but you have convinced me that it is imperative that I do so before the end of the year!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous cupcakes...I love to color!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What an awesome colour, green is my favourite colour. I am looking to buy some matcha for some cake and cookies, but its not easy to find in the UK.
Have a great weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

Joudie's Mood Food said...

HH, you can order it online from japan center from regents street in london. I went there and got some. Its such a great place. Love everything Japanese

Cynthia said...

Green tea is definitely one of my favourite flavours for anything and green tea cupcakes have definitely got to be one of my favourite cupcakes! The chiffon base sounds absolutely delightful and so soft and moist!

Mei Teng said...

I love all things macha. Especially green tea ice cream.

Betty said...

oh yummy im printing out this recipe it looks great :O)

Rebecca said...

awesome recipe (: I've used it quite a few times now! I find a touch less vege oil is good... and that the cream cheese takes forever to get to room temp... but none the less, a great recipe

NuM NuM said...

Just made this recipe and it is heavenly! I too found it a bit too oily. Do you have any suggestions on how much I can reduce the oil by for next time?