Sunday, April 17, 2011

steamed matcha cupcakes

Meet Momo, my cousins' pet Cat. So adorable! He's so friendly and affectionate :) Totally opposite to my cat Honey. She's such a little snob! LOok at her below lying beside a knife :s

I had stumbled upon this recipe, and thought steamed cupcakes would be something different i could try. They are really healthy compared to the standard butter sugar flour cupcake recipes, and not that satisfying but i still enjoyed snacking on these.

I made these at my cousin Joanne's house, the recipe below is dead simple, you could also use silicone cupcake holders, just lightly spray them with oil before use.

Ingredients (makes ±6):
125g cake flour (i used plain flour)
90g castor sugar
1 tbsp matcha
125ml water
*1 tsp baking powder
*15ml cold water


  1. Preheat steamer.
  2. Sift together flour and matcha, then mix well with sugar in a mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually add in water and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Once the steamer is preheated, dissolve baking powder with 15ml water in a small cup.
  5. Stir baking powder solution into batter and mix well.
  6. Transfer batter into small bowls or moulds lined with paper cases.
  7. Steam on high for 20 minutes. DO NOT open the steamer during steaming process, to prevent water mark on the surfaces.


Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Mmm I love all things green tea and this is no exception! I just made matcha cookies this weekend, I won't mind having a slice of this green tea goodness too :)

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I haven't tried steaming cupcakes but these look so easy to do! And I love matcha anything!

joey@FoodiePop said...

Momo is such a gorgeous pussy! Miaow.

Maria said...

Love matcha! I've seen a similar recipe I wanted to try, this sounds delicious! xx

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

aaaaw, cute kitty! I love the last pic where he's looking all content.

After seeing these matcha goodness, I am too :)

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Awww cute Momo! Hmm steamed cupcakes hey? Sounds interesting... but where's the fun when they don't have a block of butter in them? =p Haha it'll probably do us all some good to eat these instead.

jenius said...

Yum, i'd love to give this a go! I've baked a cake in a rice cooker before but haven't steamed them as such.

chopinandmysaucepan said...

Can't say I like cats but those cupcakes look good!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What precious cats!

Julia @Mélanger said...

I've only steamed puddings before, but not cupcakes. I'll have to try this. Great there is no fat in this recipe. Less guilt, no?