Mini Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Cream Cheese Frosting

17 Jun

Today, I decided to try making some mini matcha cuppies with the matcha powder and adzuki bean paste that I bought from Osaka last week.


Makes 5 dozen

170g butter
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 cup buttermilk ( or 1cup milk+1 tbsp distilled white vinegar and leave for 10mins)
2 tbsp matcha tea powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup adzuki bean paste
a pinch of salt 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line cupcake pans with paper liner.
2. Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs and eggs yolks, one at a time. Mix well each time, at medium speed.
4. In another mixing bowl, sift the matcha tea powder, salt, bicarbonate of soda and flour. Mix well with a spoon.
5. Add the sifted ingredients to the batter. Beat at medium speed till even.
6. Add buttermilk, vanilla and vinegar. Beat for another min at high speed.
7. Scoop 1 tsp of the batter into paper liners. Put in a small piece of adzuki bean paste.
8. Add more batter to cover the bean paste, up to 2/3 full.

Adzuki Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

80g unsalted butter, sit for an hour at room temperature
160g Philadelphia Cream Cheese, sit for an hour at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
250g adzuki bean paste
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer on high speed till light and fluffy.
2. Add the icing sugar and mix well at medium speed.
3. Add the vanilla extract and adzuki bean paste. Mix well.
4. Pipe the icing on top of the cooled cupcakes.


Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Uncategorized


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6 responses to “Mini Matcha Cupcakes with Adzuki Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Vivian

    July 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    HI, i was just wondering where the 1/2 cup vegetable oil is used in the recipe because it’s in the ingredients list, but i cant seem to find it in the method. Thank you:)

    • poreiz

      July 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Vivian, sorry that have forgotten to remove the vegetable oil. It is not needed in this recipe 🙂

  2. michelle3824

    February 17, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    thanks for the recipe. i have a question: what kind of azuki bean paste did you use? what if i want to make my own? i live in taiwan and usually the azuki bean paste sold is mixed and formed with lard or some sort of shortening, which i don’t thnk it’s suitable in making frosting.

    • eiz

      February 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for checking out my website. I used the bean paste which comes in a pack. I bought mine from Japan but I’m sure if u go to a baking shop, they sell the red bean paste. Hope you can find it!


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