The cupcakes smelled like shortbread cookies while they were baking and I loveee shortbread cookies. We decided to make the green tea buttercream frosting to go along with the cupcakes. The recipe ended up being very thick so I added a little lemon juice. I think I will add some milk next time because it still ended up being very thick.
The cupcake was delicious!!! The cake itself had a subtle green tea taste. The initial taste was of a regular yellow cake recipe, but after your first bite you will find you can taste green tea and that taste will linger in your mouth. However, when you eat both the cake and the frosting together... it is amazing!!! The sugar in the buttercream brings out the green tea flavor really well in both the frosting and the cake.
I think I found my green tea recipe!
If you live in the area and want to try a cupcake, lemme know!
Coming soon... stout cake recipe and some more science cupcakes!!! :)