Small Batch Matcha Cupcakes

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Matcha Cupcake (Small Batch)

When I made my Matcha Chiffon Cake, I was a little bit hesitant to make it. I haven’t used Matcha Green Tea flavor for pastries, neither have I tried the drink itself. This is the reason why I decided to make my Matcha Chiffon Cake a small batch recipe. Surprisingly, I ended up liking it and it only took 2 days before the the entire cake was finished, so in the end, no regrets.

Small Batch Matcha Cupcake

The Matcha Chiffon Cake was my inspiration for this cupcake recipe, aside from the fact that I have lots of matcha green tea that I have to use.


This is a good recipe to try if you are hesitant to try matcha flavor because this is a small batch recipe. This cupcake turned out better than expected. It’s so creamy and the flavor of the matcha is just right. If you are up to new and exciting flavor, this one is for you. It very quick and simple. Let’s get started!


    • 1/4 + 2 tbsp cup flour
    • 1/2 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
    • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
    • 2  tbsp milk ( You can also use 1 tbsp powdered milk, dissolved in 2 tbsp water)

Note: If you do not have yogurt, use 1 whole egg instead of 1 egg yolk.

Green tea Cupcakes (Small Batch)

For Frosting/Filling Options:


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Dry Ingredients: Whisk together flour, green tea, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.
  3. Wet Ingredients: Whisk together oil, egg, yogurt, vanilla extract and milk.
  4. Wet + Dry Ingredients: Mix wet and dry ingredients together until combined.
  5. Bake: Spoon into cupcake liners and bake at  350F  until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    • Medium size cupcake liners (2 small ice cream scoop) : 4 cupcakes , 12-14 minutes
    • Large size cupcake liners (3 small ice cream scoop): 3 cupcakes , 14 – 16 minutes

Makes 4 medium size cupcakes

Green tea Cupcakes Recipe (Small Batch)

This Matcha Cupcake is very creamy and moist, I have to say I was surprised myself when I tried it. Super simple, but delicious. I used my Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to decorate it, not only that it turned out beautiful, it taste great too. This is one of my for keeps recipe and I would like to share it with you.

Small Batch Matcha Cupcakes Recipe

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