These cupcakes are adapted from a recipe by ChikaLicious Dessert Bar in New York City. Martha made this recipe on episode 508 of Martha Bakes.


Credit: Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

Makes 12 cupcakes


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a small bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and matcha.

  • In an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add egg and mix on medium until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and then milk, mixing until just combined.

  • Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each about halfway. Bake, rotating halfway through, until cupcakes spring back to touch and a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 16 minutes. Let cool in tin 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Fill a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip (Ateco #801) with green tea ganache. Pipe about 1 tablespoon ganache into center of each cupcake. (Reserve leftover ganache to decorate cupcakes.) Fill another pastry bag fitted with a large plain-round tip (Ateco #809) with green tea buttercream. Pipe a dollop of buttercream onto top of each cupcake. Sift a small amount of matcha onto half of each cake. Pipe a squiggle on each cupcake using reserved ganache. Store cupcakes overnight in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.