Thursday, April 23, 2009

Going Green: Green Tea Chocolate Cupcakes!




Do you love green tea flavoured things as much as I do? As a Chinese Canadian family growing up in Vancouver, we were always surrounded by loads of multicultural food and people-- we would often go out for Japanese food, which is probably where I first had green tea ice cream! I just love it, and I know I'm not alone. But I do know that there's the OPPOSITE camp, where people HATE green tea ice cream! To all the haters: "I ain't m'ad'atcha!" (Haha. See? Matcha? Me funny...??)

So introducing Coco Cake's latest flavour sensation... it's not a new flavour in the world of desserts or anything but I was happy to introduce it to my kitchen, and now to you: Green Tea Buttercream topped Chocolate Cupcakes! They are very pretty, no? I used my fancy matcha green tea powder from Muzi and it turned out nice and subtley matcha-y.

Yum yum yum. Green tea ice cream. Yum yum yum. Green tea chocolate cupcakes. Yum yum yum!

11 comments:

Sweet Things said...

I am recipe testing for the next couple weeks - I may have to try this! Thanks for the idea Lyndsay! Juanita

gyoza*girl said...

OISHIIIIIIII YO! thx for the samples of these choc cupcakes with matcha frosting. YUMMMMMERS! just a nice hint of matcha flavour. :)

lyndsay said...

oishi!!! thanks gals!!

mellowlee said...

Hai! Found this via the link you sent me on Twitter. These look SO GOOD!!! Yummy!

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

Wow what kind of frotsing do u use they look soo soo divine:)

Amanda said...

Wow. Your cupcakes are so pretty! I'm so enjoying all the pictures. :)

lyndsay said...

"finish-me", email me at lyndsay@cococake.com for the recipe! xo

U said...

I just had some chocolates from a company called Top Form Nutrition. They have them at my local grocery store in the nutrition section.
Anyway they have Green Tea, Hoodia, Gurana, and B Vitamins, inside them. They were very good tasting and gave me a boost of energy, supposedly they help with weight loss too.

Through the ingredients and the natural energy they give you. If you get a change i suggest giving them a try, cheers!
http://www.mytopform.com/healthy-chocolate.html

Cupcake said...

Absolutely amazing!! Featured this post on a cupcake blog: http://www.acupcakeblog.com/2009/08/green-tea-chocolate-cupcakes.html

Thank you :)

lyndsay said...

hey thanks cupcake!! sorry, long time to respond here... :)

Sophie said...

Green Tea is my favorite flavor of ice cream and mochi (plus mochi ice cream). I would love a green tea cupcake. Coco Cake Chicago? ;)