Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

Hey there, cupcake enthusiasts! I have got a special treat for you today. Let me introduce you to my latest and most unique cupcake creation that I’m absolutely obsessed with – matcha white chocolate cupcakes!

Now, I know what you’re thinking…matcha and white chocolate? It’s an unexpected duo, but trust me, these two flavors were made for each other. When I first tried this recipe, the unique blend of earthy matcha and sweet white chocolate blew me away. The result? A batch of cupcakes with a stunning green hue that’s totally Instagram-worthy.

But then, the rich, luscious white chocolate kicks in and takes these cupcakes to another level of deliciousness. That creamy, luxurious taste perfectly complements the matcha flavor. It’s like an exotic taste vacation for the tastebuds.

The best part? Whipping up a batch of these cupcakes at home is an absolute breeze. With just a few simple ingredients and less than an hour, you will be ready to eat matcha white chocolate bliss.

So what do you say? Are you ready to expand your cupcake recipe list and treat yourself to something extraordinarily delicious? Then let’s talk matcha white chocolate cupcakes.

Why You’ll Absolutely Love This Recipe?

You’re going to absolutely love this matcha white chocolate cupcakes recipe for so many delicious reasons. Let me break it down for you:

Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
  • These cupcakes strike the perfect textural balance of being incredibly moist yet light and fluffy. 
  • Despite their gourmet flavors, you don’t need any fancy-schmancy ingredients to whip up a batch. 
  • Drizzle with white chocolate, top with matcha powder, and add sprinkles. The options are endless for putting your spin on them.
  • And here’s the best part-this recipe is easily customizable to suit your dietary needs. Whether you’re gluten-free or vegan, you can still enjoy these delicious matcha white chocolate cupcakes.
  • This recipe makes professional bakery-style matcha cupcakes that are fluffy, light, and tender. You had never guessed they were homemade.
  • These cupcakes are mildly sweet and contain just the right amount of sugar. No toothache-inducing sweetness here.
  • These green tea cupcakes will remain fresh and moist for up to four days. No drying out or getting stale quickly.
  • This recipe includes all the tips for the best matcha cupcakes and the best matcha ganache. 

So get ready to fall in love with a cupcake that checks every box – delicious, pretty, unique, and easy as can be. This matcha white chocolate cupcakes recipe is about to become your favorite.

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Ingredients Needed to Prepare Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

This matcha white chocolate cupcakes recipe uses simple pantry staples and a generous amount of matcha. You can simply find all of the items at your local grocery shop.

Ingredients Needed to Prepare Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients to Prepare Matcha Cupcakes:

  • All-Purpose Flour: This is the base of the cupcakes. It’s strong enough to hold its shape but tender enough for a soft, moist crumb.
  • Matcha Powder: Use the best culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder you can find. I recommend Matcha Bar, Matcha Bloom, or Junbi Matcha. For a deeper, richer flavor and a vibrant green color, I used ceremonial grade matcha.
  • Baking Powder: Helps the cupcakes rise, creating a light and airy texture.
  • Large Eggs: Bind the batter and help the cupcakes rise.
  • Granulated Sugar: Sweetens the cupcakes and helps create a soft and airy texture.
  • Unsalted Butter: Adds moisture and fat and controls the salt content.
  • Vegetable Oil: Combined with butter, it keeps the cupcakes light and moist for days.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds a subtle flavor.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and fat for a moist, fluffy crumb.

Ingredients to Prepare White Chocolate Frosting:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: When whipped, it creates a light and fluffy ganache.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Use high-quality white chocolate chips like Callebaut or Ghirardelli for the best results.
  • Matcha Powder: Sift it into the melted white chocolate to avoid clumps.

See the recipe card for complete information on ingredient quantities.

Enjoy baking and indulging in these delightful matcha white chocolate cupcakes. With the use of all these ingredients, we will prepare the cupcake recipe.

How to Make Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes?

Here are detailed, step-by-step instructions for making these delicious matcha white chocolate cupcakes:

How to Make Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

Steps to Make Matcha Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha powder until well combined.
  3. In a separate big bowl, beat the egg using an electric hand mixer. Then, add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Let it cool slightly.
  5. Pour the melted butter, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract into the egg mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and use a spatula to fold everything together until just combined gently. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or contains a few moist crumbs.
  9. Leave the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling before icing.

Steps to Make White Chocolate Frosting:

  1. Make sure the butter is very soft. Beat it with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions until fully incorporated.
  3. With the mixer running on low, slowly drizzle in the heavy cream until the frosting reaches your desired thick, spreadable consistency.
  4. Melt the white chocolate chips/baking wafers according to package instructions. Let cool for 5 minutes, so it’s still melted but not piping hot.
  5. With the mixer running, drizzle in the melted white chocolate and beat until thoroughly combined and light and fluffy.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a knife or piping bag to frost each cupcake with the luscious white chocolate frosting.

That’s it! These simple instructions will help you make the most delicious and moist matcha white chocolate cupcakes right in your kitchen. Optionally, you can dust with extra matcha powder or drizzle with melted white chocolate as a garnish. To get an idea of how to prepare with matchamelier, let’s hop on Instagram and see how people are making their own spin on this delightful recipe.

While looking at the making process, I get mouthwatering due to creative decoration ideas and all sorts of fun toppings and fillings. If you scroll more, you will see the unique takes of people on this matcha-infused, sweet treat sensation. I assure you that the creativity of home bakers will wow you.

6 Tips to Make Perfect & Delicious Matcha Cupcakes

Over years of baking matcha cupcakes, I have picked up some tips and tricks to make it perfectly as super delicious. Follow along as I share my secrets to crafting bakery-worthy matcha cupcakes that will wow everyone.

Now, these are all essential tips to make amazing matcha white chocolate cupcakes:

  1. Use Quality Matcha

Not all matcha powders are created equal. For the most vibrant color and authentic matcha flavor, use a high-grade ceremonial or culinary matcha powder. Cheap matches from the grocery store will give you a different taste.

  1. Don’t Overmix the Batter

When you combine the dry and wet ingredients, you may be attracted by the gorgeous green color and feel compelled to continue mixing but stop yourself. Otherwise, you will develop the gluten too much and end up with dense cupcakes.

  1. Use Room Temp Ingredients

Having your eggs, milk, and butter at room temperature allows them to blend seamlessly into the batter. Cold ingredients are incorporated more slowly and can affect the texture.

  1. Take the Cupcakes Out Immediately

When the cupcakes come out of the oven, immediately remove them from the pan and cool on a wire rack to prevent them from continuing to cook in the hot pan.

  1. Cool Your White Chocolate

Make sure you slightly cool your melted white chocolate before adding it to the frosting so it doesn’t melt. No one likes soupy frosting.

  1. Get Creative with Toppings

Definitely get creative with different toppings. Dust with matcha powder, add fresh fruit or get fancy with candied flowers. 

With simple tips like not overmixing, removing from the pans promptly, and slightly cooling the white chocolate, you will make matcha cupcakes with super perfection. Give these a try for bakery-worthy results.

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Dressing Up Ideas For Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

These matcha white chocolate cupcakes are delicious on their own, but why not take them to the next level? Get ready to tap into your creativity with fun and easy dressing-up ideas. Here is a list of some dressing-up ideas to make your matcha cupcakes even more irresistible:

  • Matcha Dust 

The simplest way to dress them up. Just dust the tops with extra matcha powder using a fine mesh strainer. It adds a beautiful green hue and an extra matcha flavor punch.

  • Chocolate Drizzles 

Take some melted white or dark chocolate (or both) and artfully drizzle it over the frosted cupcakes using a spoon or piping bag. So pretty and delicious!

  • Fresh Berries 

Add a color pop and freshness by topping your cupcakes with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, or any seasonal berry. The tart berry flavors pair so nicely with the earthy matcha.

  • Candied Flowers 

For a super elegant look, top cupcakes with beautiful candied violas or other edible flowers. They make such a gorgeous garnish and are surprisingly easy to make at home.

  • Themed Decor

And feel free to get creative based on holidays or special occasions. For Halloween, pipe on silly monster faces. For Christmas, add a mini tree topper. Just take a look at Instagram baker @naturescharm’s cupcakes for Halloween – how fun are those spooky matcha cupcake monster faces? Such inspo for getting festive with your dressing up ideas.

So don’t hold back! Get decorating with these easy tips to turn already delightful cupcakes into absolute masterpieces. Your friends and family will be wowed by both the taste and the presentation.

Storage Directions

These matcha white chocolate cupcakes will stay fresh for up to 4 days when stored properly. Let them cool completely, then place them in an airtight container and store them at room temperature.

If refrigerating, allow cupcakes to come to room temp before serving for the best texture and flavor. Unfrosted cupcakes can also be frozen for longer storage by wrapping them tightly and freezing them. To prevent soggy frosting, it’s best to frost them after thawing and bring them to room temperature. 

Freezing Directions

You can quickly freeze these matcha cupcakes for longer-term storage. Once the unfrosted cupcakes are completely cooled, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe zip-top bag.

Remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw cupcakes overnight in the refrigerator, then bring to room temperature before frosting and serving. The frozen, unfrosted cupcakes will taste freshly baked.

Just make sure to frost them after thawing for the best results. Proper freezing ensures delicious matcha cupcake enjoyment at any time.

Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes

The delicious and unique fusion of earthy matcha and rich white chocolate in cupcake form.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 1
Calories 510 kcal

Equipment

  • Cupcake/Muffin Tin
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand Mixer or Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Wire Cooling Rack

Ingredients
  

Matcha Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 65g All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Large Egg for cupcakes
  • 1/3 cup 65g Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup 60ml Milk

White Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 115g Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup 120g Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 oz 28g White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder

Instructions
 

Steps to Make Matcha Cupcakes:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha powder until well combined.
  • In a separate big bowl, beat the egg using an electric hand mixer. Then, add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. Let it cool slightly.
  • Pour the melted butter, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract into the egg mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and use a spatula to fold everything together until just combined gently. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or contains a few moist crumbs.
  • Leave the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling before icing.

Steps to Make White Chocolate Frosting:

  • Make sure the butter is very soft. Beat it with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions until fully incorporated.
  • With the mixer running on low, slowly drizzle in the heavy cream until the frosting reaches your desired thick, spreadable consistency.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips/baking wafers according to package instructions. Let cool for 5 minutes, so it’s still melted but not piping hot.
  • With the mixer running, drizzle in the melted white chocolate and beat until thoroughly combined and light and fluffy.
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, use a knife or piping bag to frost each cupcake with the luscious white chocolate frosting.

Video

Notes

  • Use high-quality matcha powder.
  • Don’t overmix the batter.
  • Cool your white chocolate before frosting.
  • Use room temperature ingredients.
  • Take the cupcakes out immediately.
 

Disclosure: This video isn’t mine; I included it to provide a visual guide for making Matcha White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe. I plan to create my own tutorial video in the future when I have a larger budget.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to make matcha cupcakes gluten-free?

To make matcha cupcakes gluten-free, substitute all-purpose flour with a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend. Ensure other ingredients are gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination. Enjoy the same delicious flavor with a gluten-free twist!

How to make matcha cupcakes vegan-free?

To make matcha cupcakes vegan, use 1 tbsp ground flaxseed and 3 tbsp water per egg. Replace dairy butter and milk with vegan alternatives. Use vegan white chocolate and ensure all ingredients are plant-based.

Which matcha is best for baking?

For baking, use high-quality culinary-grade matcha. It offers a good balance of flavor and cost. Ceremonial-grade matcha can also be used for a richer taste and more vibrant color. Brands like Matcha Bar, Matcha Bloom, and Junbi are excellent choices.

Can I use regular flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, all-purpose flour is the typical ingredient in this recipe since it offers the necessary texture and structure. If you need a gluten-free option, you can try a 1:1 gluten-free flour substitute.

Where can I find high-quality matcha powder?

You can find high-quality matcha powder at health food stores or online retailers. Look for ceremonial grade matcha for the best flavor and color. Brands like Matcha Bar, Matcha Bloom, and Junbi are excellent choices.

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