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easy matcha green tea buttercream frosting on cupcakes

Matcha Green Tea Buttercream

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
A delicious matcha green tea buttercream with a hint of vanilla - perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes!

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 10 servings


  • 125 g ( cups) unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 300 g (2 ½ cups) icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 4 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Beat the butter (either by hand, using an electric mixer or stand mixer) until pale, light and fluffy. This could take several minutes.
  • Sieve half of the icing sugar into the butter and beat until combined, then repeat this with the remaining half of icing sugar and the matcha powder.
  • Add in the milk and vanilla extract, mixing until only just smooth.
  • Use to frost your cupcakes, cakes, brownies, etc. and enjoy!


  • This recipe makes enough to frost 10 cupcakes (regular size).
  • To frost a 3-layer 6inch cake, between the layers and on top and sides, you'll need to double this recipe (scale up by x2).
  • To frost a 3-layer 8inch cake, between the layers and on top and sides, you'll need to triple this recipe (scale up by x3).


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Buttercream, Frosting, Green Tea, Matcha
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