I bought matcha when I was in Japan and decided to try out this recipe. I ended up making 15 large cupcakes from this recipe. I didn't have cake flour, so a known substitute for 1 c cake flour is 1 cup all-purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons, PLUS 2 tablespoons of corn starch. I used 1/2 c applesauce and decreased the oil to 1/2 c. I don't like things being too sweet so I decreased the sugar to 1 c. If the cupcakes were eaten alone, they would have needed the full amount of sugar, but with the icing, it was just perfect. I used 4 oz cream cheese in the icing and I had a lot of icing for the 15 cupcakes. While this made a nice and moist cake overall, there still wasn't enough green tea taste and I would add more matcha in the future.
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I bought matcha when I was in Japan and decided to try out this recipe. I ended up making 15...