Sweet orange flirts with somewhat stern matcha; creamy frosting compliments a tender crumb cupcake. This is what you can expect from a Magic Matcha Frosted Cupcake.
This is an original entry for admission into the 2017 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. The Florida Dairy Farmers are sponsoring this contest. Click here to find out how to enter your winning #MakeItWithMilk #FWCon recipe.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup milk
Zest of 1 orange
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. orange extract
1 cup cream cheese
2 cups sifted powder sugar
2 tablespoons Japanese green tea matcha powder
Beat 3 eggs in a kitchen stand mixer for 2 to 3 minutes until light and frothy. Add the cake mix, milk, zest, oils and orange extract. Beat until smooth for another 3 minutes.
Divide into cupcake cases. Bake at 350° for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with Magic Matcha Frosting.
Matcha Magic Frosting:
Fluff up the cream cheese in a kitchen stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Slowly pour in the powdered sugar and matcha powder. Beat until well blended.
Fill a piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes with your favorite tip.