Need to make dessert, but don’t have a lot of time? This Easy Vanilla Green Tea Cupcakes From A Box recipe is here to help. |

Easy Vanilla Green Tea Cupcakes From A Box

Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: Baked, Dessert
Keyword: Using Matcha
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 22 servings
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
Need to make dessert, but don’t have a lot of time? This Easy Vanilla Green Tea Cupcakes From A Box recipe is here to help.
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For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 store bought cake mix (I used a White Cake Mix)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp matcha green tea powder

For the Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/8 tsp mint flavouring
  • milk (thin to desired consistency)
  • green gel colouring (enough to achieve desired colour)


  • Preheat oven according to box directions. Line a muffin tin with liners.

To make the Cupcakes:

  • Mix cake mix according to package directions.
  • Add the vanilla and mix.
  • Add the matcha green tea and mix well.
  • Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake according to package directions. Test with cake tester. When done, remove from oven. Let cool for a few minutes, then transfer cupcakes to cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

For the Buttercream:

  • Using a stand mixed, cream the butter and salt until fluffy.
  • Start adding the sifted icing sugar, about 1 cup at a time. Blend well each time.
  • Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency of frosting.
  • If you are going to make different coloured icing, divide buttercream into bowls. For this recipe I just removed some of the buttercream into a bowl, since I was using both white and green for the colours.
  • Tint the buttercream to the desired colour.
  • Place your desired tips onto piping bags, and fill the bags with buttercream.
  • Pipe frosting.
  • ENJOY!!


The tips I used for this recipe were:
Green buttercream: 1M
White buttercream: #32
Leaf Green for the colour gel
For more green and chocolate, check out Nutella Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins.
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Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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