Go Back
+ servings
matcha cupcakes on a table with a tea cup and berries.
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Matcha Cupcakes

Matcha Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream are sweet, fluffy green tea-flavored cupcakes topped with luscious homemade raspberry frosting. Make this tasty, unique dessert in just 35 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Britney


  • Cupcake/Muffin Pan
  • Cupcake/Muffin Liners
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Piping Bags optional


Matcha Cupcakes

  • cup Flour
  • tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • tbsps Matcha
  • cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsps Oil
  • 3 tbsps Sour cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Milk

Raspberry Buttercream

  • 2 sticks Butter room temperature (1 cup)
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup Raspberry preserves 
  • 1 tsp Raspberry extract optional
  • 2 tbsps Milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Cream together sugar butter and oil until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes, then add sour cream and vanilla extract and continue to mix.
  • Add each egg, one at a time, mixing for about 30 seconds between adding the next. Pour in milk and mix until fully incorporated. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and matcha. Add to wet ingredients and fold together.
  • Fill each muffin cup with muffin/cupcake liners. Add about 2 ½ tbsps of batter to each cup, the cup should be filled about ¾. 
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before adding buttercream. 
  • While cupcakes are cooking, make the buttercream by adding butter to the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat until light and fluffy and add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. 
  • Add raspberry preserves and mix until smooth, then slowly add milk and raspberry extract (optional). 
  • Add buttercream to piping bag with your favorite piping top and pipe raspberry buttercream on top of the matcha cupcakes and enjoy! 


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg