Green-Tea Cupcakes

Green-Tea Cupcakes

by Milan Fernandez 6 months ago
4.1 (8)
20 minutes
168.2 kcal
23.3 g carbs
Description

Delicate green tea cupcakes with a just a hint of almond. Made with part Splenda® and light margarine, feel free to use the full fat/full sugar versions of ingredients if you would like!

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil butter spread (such as Smart Balance®)
  • ½ cup granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha)
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. 2. Beat the butter, vegetable oil butter spread, sweetener, and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the room-temperature egg whites one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts with the last egg. Combine cake flour, baking powder, and green tea powder in a small bowl. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  3. 3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 12 cupcakes
calories: 168.2 kcal
carbohydrates: 23.3 g
protein: 2.9 g
saturated fat: 3.1 g
cholesterol: 10.7 mg
sodium: 174.2 mg
fiber: 0.3 g
sugar: 9 g