Thursday, 6 March 2014

food love: homebaked dark chocolate cupcakes with matcha frosting ♥



my dears, in this post i have prepared something new, amazing, and mouthwatering delicacies for you! some days ago i was in need for a new baking session - you know, i love to bake because it's fun and also very soothing when i feel upset or down. and i love to eat my own creations, but much more to gift them to people i love and to see their shining eyes.

i have found a very nice recipe on 'thank you for eating' (click here) for dark chocolate cupcakes with matcha frosting. i think that many of you know this bilious green tea powder already, THE new healthy lifestyle product. of course matcha was already known before and very popular in the japanese tea culture. made out of the rare tencha tea leafs, it is very high-priced but also full of healthy features such as many catechines, carotines and vitamine A, B, C and E.

today you can find matcha served pure, as an icecream flavour, as a nice addition in café latte, in japanese kitkat creations and of course in different cake creations such as the one i want to show you in this post!



you can make 14 cupcakes with this recipe!
this is what you need ...:

for the cake base:
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 1 package of baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
for the frosting:
  • 100 g mascarpone
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. matcha powder (if you don't have matcha powder at home, but simple green tea, you can also use the latter - simply pestle the green tea as small and powdery as possible!)

... and this is what you have to do:

1 preheat the oven to 180°C.
mix the eggs with the sugar and milk. melt the chocolate in the microwave oven and add it with the butter to the mixture.

2 add the flour with the baking soda and cocoa powder to the chocolate, butter, egg, sugar and milk mixture and prepare a nice dough.

3 fill the dough into your muffin forms and put them into the preheated oven for approx. 18 minutes. the muffins should have a solid cover but a fluffy inside.

4 for the frosting you should mix all the ingredients together until you get a creamy texture and put them onto the cupcakes with a star-shaped nozzle.

and here i have some photos of my very own making-of :)

first steps ...



the finish ...





... let 'em eat cake!












6 comments:

  1. looks so delicious! I love matcha!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  2. These look absolutely divine, I am not even sure they sell matcha powder in this country, maybe in specialist shops? Is it exactly the same taste as green tea?

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  3. Sieht echt lecker und vor allem super schön aus :)

    Ich bin neu und würde mich über einen Besuch freuen :)

    http://prettynessy.blogspot.de/?m=1

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  4. Looks verrry delicious!

    x
    www.thecherryfactor.com

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  5. Hi,
    schön dass du mal wieder n Rezept zeigst :-)
    Ich lasse nur eben liebe grüße hier. Diese Woche war echt voll.
    Bis bald Naddel

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  6. Oh wow die sehen ja super lecker aus!!! Ich liebe Cupcakes, besonders selbstgemacht und werde mir das Rezept direkt mal abspeichern. Danke für den tollen Post und die wundervollen Bilder!

    Liebe Grüße

    Lisa

    PS: Auf meinem Blog gibt es zur Zeit ein großes Gewinnspiel zum ersten Bloggeburtstag bei dem man u.a. ein 21-teiliges Set aus dem neuen Essence Sortiment gewinnen kann :) Vielleicht hast du ja Lust mitzumachen? Ich würde mich jedenfalls freuen!

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