Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday Recipe - Cupcakes with Green Tea Frosting

Makes 28 regular cupcakes

1 C (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
2 C sugar
4 large eggs
2¾ C all-purpose flour
1½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 C milk
1 tsp vanilla

1. Cream eggs and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
2. Add eggs one at a time. Beat for 30 seconds between each egg.
3. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add to the butter mix.
4. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix to combine.
5. Scoop into cupcake papers about half to two-thirds full (depending on whether you want flat or domed cupcakes).
6. Bake for 22-25 minutes in 175°C (350°F) oven.

Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting

12 oz (1½ Stick) softened Philly cream cheese
½ stick softened butter
4 C sifted powdered sugar
1 tbs green tea powder
1 tsp vanilla

1. Beat butter and cheese at medium speed until creamy
2. Add half of the sugar, the green tea powder, and the vanilla. Beat until combined.
3. Gradually add remaining sugar (more if you have to) until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.

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