Matcha Cheesecake Muffins

matcha cheesecake muffins

Sweets | July 24, 2017 | By

I’m really not a fan of baking… just sayin’. So, when I feel a sweet tooth coming on it has to be a super easy recipe or I’m out! This quick Matcha Cheesecake Muffins recipe will satisfy your sweets craving without a ton of steps. It’s sweet but has that wonderful depth of flavor from the matcha green tea powder. And how pretty are these swirls of marble? Just use a sharp knife to create this pretty pattern on the muffins. These are big ass muffins, so share one with a friend (or NOT!). If you like this recipe, you’re gonna love our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes! It’s love at first bite!

matcha cheesecake muffinsSwirls of matcha green tea cheesecake batter and chocolate create this gorgeous muffin that’s so easy to create!

matcha muffinsThe cheesecake batter is made with matcha green tea powder, cream cheese and melted white chocolate.

matcha cheesecake muffinsThree layers of the batter are placed in a large muffin tin.

matcha cheesecake muffinsSwirl the matcha green tea cheesecake batter with chocolate muffin batter to create this beautiful marbled design.

matcha cheesecake muffinsThis recipe makes six large Matcha Cheesecake Muffins. Love at first bite!

Matcha Cheesecake Muffins
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 5 oz. white chocolate, melted
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • For the muffins:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a six-muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Make the cheesecake: Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Sift in the matcha powder and beat until fluffy. Add in the melted white chocolate and egg and beat until well-combined.
  3. Make the muffins: Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Turn heat to low and add in chocolate chips, stir until just melted. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix until well-combined.
  4. Layer the muffin tin: spread ¼ of the chocolate muffin mixture at the bottom, ¼ of the matcha mixture in the middle, and ¼ of the chocolate muffin mixture on the top. Place a large dollop of the matcha mixture on the very top and using a sharp knife make swirls with the matcha and muffin mixture to create a marbled pattern. Bake the muffins in the center rack for 30 minutes. Let cool. Use a thin flat knife to loosen the muffins before removing from the muffin tin. Makes 6 large muffins.
Notes
Notes: You can melt the white chocolate in a glass mixing bowl in the microwave on 20-second intervals.
Adapted from: www.ful-filled.com

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Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Sweets | June 26, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but that glorious sound of the ice cream truck still makes me want to run outside and flag down the ice cream man! So many choices on a hot summer’s day! But I betcha you never saw an ice cream flavor like the one we’ve created — our refreshing Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream with matcha powder! Made sure it wasn’t overly sweet, and it sits in a delish sugar cookie cup which is kind of like a cone/ice cream sandwich if you will. Is your mouth watering yet? We promise, these aren’t hard to make. Best if you use an ice cream maker for creaminess, which is all the rage these days. We used store-bought cookie dough for the cups — SO easy! The ice cream even has a hint of fresh ginger. OK, go make this now! (If you like this recipe, try our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes!)

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsYou’re going to love these Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups! They literally melt in your mouth!

cookie cupsStore-bought sugar cookie dough is used for this recipe. Feel free to make your own from scratch! To make the cookie cups, press a small spice container into the cookie just after pulling it from the oven.

cookie cupsLet the cookie cups rest in the muffin pan, then move them to a wire rack.

avocado green tea ice creamThe ice cream is so easy to prepare, with all of the ingredients pulsed in a blender until smooth and creamy. Finish in an ice cream maker.

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsA medium-sized ice cream scoop works perfectly for even distribution into the cookie cups.

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Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To make the cookie cups:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cut the cookie dough into 12 evenly sliced pieces. Roll the pieces into a ball and press each piece into a greased, non-stick muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 15-16 minutes until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and using a small spice jar, press the jar down into the center of each cookie to form a crevice. Let the cookies cool in the tin for about 15 minutes. Run a flexible flat knife around the rim of each cookie to loosen and pop out of the muffin tin, placing each on a cooling rack.
  3. To make the ice cream:
  4. Add to a blender the lime zest, lime juice, ginger, avocados, matcha powder, coconut milk, and sugar. Pulse until well-combined. Add in the vanilla extract and salt and pulse again until very smooth. Refrigerate until completely chilled at least three hours or overnight. Place the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use an ice cream scoop to place about ¼ cup of the ice cream into each cookie cup. Put the cups into the freezer to harden. Serve topped with toasted coconut flakes.

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Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes

matcha green tea cupcakes

Sweets | May 16, 2017 | By

Boost your antioxidant levels with these drool-worthy matcha green tea cupcakes!  They are as beautiful as they are delicious!  You can feel good about eating these yummy sweets because matcha powder is also a natural energy booster, so you’ll be sprinting to the gym after indulging! If you’re not a fan of making desserts from scratch, just cheat (no one will know!) and use boxed white cake mix instead. Your green tea cupcakes will be fluffy and flavorful.  Either way, these cupcakes will make your guests green with envy!

matcha green tea powderMatcha green tea powder is the secret ingredient in these delectable cupcakes!

Fluffy matcha green tea cupcakes can be made from scratch or with boxed cake mix!

matcha green tea cupcakes

Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes
 
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Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup skim milk
  • For the frosting:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pans. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and matcha powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and continue to mix until fully incorporated. Slowly add in the dry ingredients in three batches until fully mixed, adding in the milk last.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack.
  4. CHEAT: You can use boxed white cake mix for this recipe as well, adding the matcha powder to the mixture.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl and electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the butter on medium until light and fluffy. Add the cream cheese and incorporate well until smooth. Add in 2 cups of powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing until well blended. Add in the vanilla, matcha powder, and remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Frosting should be thick and smooth.
  6. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Notes
Matcha green tea powder can be found at select gourmet grocery stores and at most Asian markets.

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