Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Lipton Green tea cupcakes


I came across this recipe while surfing the internet and the method of making these cupcakes caught my eye.   The recipe called for black tea but I tweaked it a bit and used Clear Green Tea from Lipton.
I also added a bag of infused tea leaves to the batter and this gave extra oomph to the cupcakes.  Texture was soft, moist and not too sweet as I've reduced the amount of sugar.   These cupcakes are best served accompanied by a steaming pot of Green tea.











Recipe for Lipton Green tea cupcakes  ~ 绿茶杯子蛋糕 (adapted from  'here'  with slight modification)

    Ingredients

    • 225 gm butter
    • 160 ml milk
    • 3 Green tea bags (I used Lipton)
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1.1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 210 gm plain flour
    • 1.1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 120 gm caster sugar (reduced from 160 gm)
    • 200 gm icing sugar for buttercream
    • Pinch of salt
    Buttercream
    • 50 to 75 ml butter, milk and tea mixture (from the above)
    • 150 to 200 gm icing sugar, sifted

    Method
    1. Place butter, milk and tea bags in a saucepan, heat on low heat.  Once butter has melted, let mixture simmer for a couple of minutes, not boiling.  Let cool for 10 mins.  Strain the mixture, press the tea bags , then remove them, set aside.  Mixture should have 230 to 250 ml left due to evaporation.
    2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.
    3. Beat 160 gm butter and milk tea mixture with the sugar, till smooth.  Leave the balance for the butter cream.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.
    4. Fold in the flour mixture till well combined.  Add in a bag of tea leaves, mix well.
    5. Divide batter between the cupcake cases, bake for 17 to 20 mins. or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool.
    6. Meanwhile, beat the Green tea infused butter and milk mixture and gradually add in the sifted icing sugar till the buttercream is thick and smooth.  Once the cupcakes are cooled, pipe out or apply a slick of buttercream on each of them.
    7. Yield :  10 Cupcakes






    I'm submitting this post to the Little Thumbs Up event, organised by Zoe of  'Bake for Happy Kids' and
    Doreen of   'My little favourite DIY'  and hosted by Cheryl of  'Baking Taitai'
    Theme for the month of July is 'Tea'.

Comments

  1. The green tea cupcake looks so delicious and creative. very tempting with the butter cream frosting. Yum...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ya, but personally I don't fancy the cream frosting.

      Delete
  2. Hey Cheah could I come over for afternoon tea? Your cupcakes look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yummy! I would like green tea cupcakes :) Hopefully their turn will come soon :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Cheah,

    It's after lunch time now and you are tempting me with your lovely green tea cupcakes... Can't wait for afternoon tea :D

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Sokehah, these green tea cupcakes look really delicious with the buttercream frosting! Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the recipe.I love green tea very much and I know about the benefits of green tea. Can you share some recipe using green tea.Thank you...
    Green Tea Price in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  7. These cupcakes are so lovely Cheah!
    Zoe, is right,your cupcakes are tempting me too!
    How is wish I can have some for supper ..hehe
    mui

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Steamed egg with minced pork ~ 猪肉蒸水蛋

This is a super comforting home-cooked dish which requires only a few ingredients.   An easy to go recipe, I added minced pork to give the dish more volume.   Kids as well as adults will love the silken smooth egg interspersed with bits of juicy meat.   Great to serve over hot rice!




Steamed egg with minced pork  ~   猪肉蒸水蛋
Ingredients

150 gm minced pork2 chicken eggs -  100 ml without shell150 ml boiled, cooled water  (Ratio is 1:1.5)1/4 tsp saltsesame oil, pepperlight soya sauce to tasteMethod Season the minced pork with some salt.Whisk the eggs with water, strain it onto a plate.Mix in the seasoned minced pork.  Remove any air bubbles.When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the plate of eggs onto the steamer plate, close lid and turn the heat to the lowest.Steam for about 14 to 15 mins., check after 5 mins.  Jiggle the plate, if centre is wobbly, it's done.Remove from steamer, garnish with some spring onions, light soya sauce, sesame oil and a dash of pepper.


Shanghai Braised Pork Belly ~ 上海紅燒肉

This is one dish that kids would love to go with rice or noodles.  The braised pork belly is soft and tender and the fat literally melts-in-your-mouth.  Simple to cook yet delicious and appetising.


Shanghai Braised Pork Belly  ~  上海紅燒肉  
 (adapted from 'here')

Ingredients
1 kg pork belly cut into about 1 inch thick4 Tbsp oil1 piece  (about 45 gm) piece sugar sugar6 Tbsp Shaoxing wine (I used Rose wine)2 Tbsp light soy sauce1.1/2 Tbsp dark soy sauce4 to 5 cups waterMethod Wash and blanch the pork belly in a pot of boiling water for about 5 mins. This helps to get rid of impurities.  Take out the pork, rinse it and set aside.In a wok, melt the piece sugar in the oil and once the sugar is melting, add in the pork, stirring to cover the pork with the caramel.  Lower the heat.Add in the wine, sauces and water.Cover and let the pork simmer under medium low heat for about 50 mins. to 1 hr till pork is tender.Dish out the pork and remove oil from the sauce.Put back the pork and cook on hi…

Puff Pastry Egg Tarts - 2 酥皮蛋撻

I took the opportunity to try my hands at making puff pastry from scratch when I was on vacation as the weather was quite cooling and I assumed that the dough wouldn't be sticky and messy to handle.
I could make both oil and water dough easily and there were no 'sweat and tears', LOL!  The pastries turned out nice and flaky and everybody gave their thumbs up for this dim sum, especially my dear grandnephew who asked for more!


Oil dough - Sieve the plain flour into a mixing bowl, add in the cold, cubed butter, mash with a fork and slowly combine to form a soft dough.  Wrap up with clingwrap and keep in the fridge for 30 mins.  (You can do this with a food processor if you wish),


Water dough - Sieve the plain flour into a mixing bowl, add in the slightly  beaten egg yolks, mix well, add ice cold water gradually,( you may not require the whole amount of water as too much water can make the pastry tough), mix well and form into a dough.  Wrap up with clingwrap and keep in the f…