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A Matcha Highlight Part Three: Cooking with Matcha

Here’s a fun, easy recipe using tea. Try to use high-grade matcha, such as Art of Tea’s Grade A Matcha since the quality will greatly affect the end result.

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Matcha Cupcakes from Art of Tea


  • 24 cupcake liners
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (left at room temperature to soften)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp Art of Tea’s Grade A Matcha
  • 1 tub of Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Using a mixer or hand blender, beat the butter until soft.
  3. Add sugar and beat for a couple of minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, making sure to combine each one with the mixture fully before adding the next.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add this dry mixture to the batter and mix to combine.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the matcha in with the milk using a whisk. Add to the batter and mix to combine.
  7. Use a spoon to put the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each one 2/3rds of the way.
  8. Bake for about 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow cooling on a rack before frosting.
  10. Scoop the frosting into a bowl.