Ok, seriously, I promise, last green tea post. I just thought this would go really well with your GREEN TEA ICE CREAM and just in time for St Patrick's Day! I made some vanilla cupcakes and topped them with this yummy frosting. You could add the matcha powder to the cupcake mix for an extra green tea kick.
I used a vanilla cake recipe for the cupcakes but you could just as easily use a mix. The frosting is really easy.
You will need powdered sugar, matcha green tea powder, milk, cream cheese and butter. The amount I used was for a half batch of cupcakes so you can double it to make 12 (or a full cake.) This recipe made made enough to generously frost 7 cupcakes.
Add one stick of butter (which has been softened to room temperature) into your mixer bowl.
Add four ounces of cream cheese.
Beat the the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy (about 10 minutes). Longer than you might think, right? You really want to whip some air into the mixture. The butter should be a dull yellow.
Add two cups of confectioner's sugar, a little at a time and beat until well combined. If the frosting is too thick, this is where you would add a little milk (1 teaspoon at a time) to get it to the perfect frosting-y consistency.
Add one tablespoon of green match powder and blend until well combined.
Load your frosting into whatever you use to dispense frosting. Honestly, you can take a ziploc bag and snip off a corner and that works just fine! If you have a cake decorator, attach your preferred tip (I used the one labeled 'closed flower' in my set.)
Once your cupcake (or cake) has cooled, apply your frosting. I cooled my cupcake by popping it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. I applied the frosting by using circular motions. I started by making a big circle around the edge of the cupcake. Once I finished the bottom circle, I started the next layer on top of the first circle, making it smaller to get the triangular looking tower. Keep going until you can not make a circle and squeeze off the end.
You can add some cute little sprinkles if you like.
I love playing with different patterned cupcake liners.
Happy almost St. Patrick's Day!