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Best Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes

by Capri Lilly
“This post has been sponsored by Blue Diamond®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

Make fluffy Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes topped with Strawberry Buttercream! These delicious matcha cupcakes taste just like a vanilla matcha latte and only require 8 ingredients to make! 

These light and fluffy matcha cupcakes are made using Blue Diamond® Almond Flour from Vons. Their almond flour is made from the best almonds and the flour is finely sifted, which means you get high-quality flour, making it easier to make the perfect desserts! I know every time I use Blue Diamond Almond Flour whatever I am baking will be delicious and have the best texture! I love spring time, because it is the perfect time to bake up tasty treats like this one!

You can find Blue Diamond Almond Flour at your local Albertsons Company of Stores. I usually head to my local Vons to grab the almond flour when I am ready for my next baking session. You can also order groceries using the Vons phone app and have everything delivered straight to your door! Click below to learn more!

blue diamond almond flour at vons grocery store
blue diamond almond flour and vons mobile app

Making these almond flour matcha cupcakes is super easy! All you need is one large bowl to mix all of the ingredients together and a muffin tin to bake these soft, fluffy cupcakes! 

ingredients needed to make matcha cupcakes: blue diamond almond flour, eggs, matcha powder, vanilla extract, yogurt, sugar, baking soda, salt

What You Need To Make Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes:

  • Almond Flour: Blanched Almond Flour. I use Blue Diamond® Almond Flour. 
  • Matcha Powder: Make sure to use culinary matcha powder that works well for baking. Ceremonial grade matcha powder is the best to use when making desserts because it maintains the vibrant green color, even after baking. Premium grade also works well, but tend to lose their vibrant color after baking! I highly recommend using Maeda-En Matcha Green Tea Powder Ceremonial Quality.
  • Granulated Sugar: I used white sugar in this recipe, but you can use your sweetener of choice: coconut sugar, monk fruit sweetener, or brown sugar.
  • Baking Soda: This helps the cupcakes rise and makes them extra fluffy. 
  • Coconut Yogurt: I use vanilla coconut yogurt. I love the extra vanilla flavor the yogurt gives the cupcake.
  • Eggs: Make sure your eggs are at room temperature. 
  • Vanilla Extract: Compliments the matcha flavor perfectly! 
  • Salt: Just a pinch to enhance the flavor of the matcha cupcakes.

How to Make Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes

These matcha cupcakes are made in three simple steps!

  1. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Then, add the liquid ingredients and mix the ingredients together until combined (make sure not to overmix the batter).
  2. Pour the matcha cupcake batter into each muffin tin opening and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  3. Top with your favorite frosting or whipped cream, and enjoy!
Close up of gluten free matcha cupcakes with strawberry buttercream

Tips To Make The Best Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes

  • When measuring the almond flour, do not stick your measuring cup into the flour. Instead, use a spoon to scoop out the almond flour and transfer it to your measuring cup until you have the necessary amount. This helps to reduce any inconsistencies when making the cupcakes.
  • Make sure the eggs are at room temperature before adding them to the batter
  • Do not overmix the batter. If you overmix the batter, this can lead to the cupcakes sinking in the center after baking. 
  • Be sure to use fresh baking soda. The baking soda helps the cupcakes rise while baking and helps make them extra fluffy.
  • To Note: The intensity of matcha flavor in this recipe depends on the brand and type of matcha powder you use. Feel free to adjust by adding more or less matcha powder according to your own preferences!
  • Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled before topping with frosting.
overhead image of strawberry buttercream made in food processor

How To Make Strawberry Buttercream 

I made my strawberry buttercream in the food processor. It was super easy and turned out perfect! Whether you are using a food processor or mixer, making strawberry buttercream is a breeze!

  1. Start by pureeing fresh strawberries in the blender until smooth. You will need about ⅓ cup for this recipe. 
  2. Then, add the butter and powdered sugar and blend/mix until fully incorporated. Add in the strawberry puree and blend until the frosting reaches your desired consistency. If it is too thick, add in a bit more strawberry puree. 
  3. You can transfer the strawberry buttercream into the fridge to firm up a bit. Or, you can transfer the buttercream to a pastry bag right away and begin decorating your cupcakes. 
Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

I hope you enjoy these delicious Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes!

If you try this recipe, don’t forget to rate it and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie and @bluediamond, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you! 

More Easy Almond Flour Desserts Using Blue Diamond Almond Flour:

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Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes

Make fluffy Almond Flour Matcha Cupcakes topped with Strawberry Buttercream! These delicious matcha cupcakes taste just like a vanilla matcha latte and only require 8 ingredients to make! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, gluten-free, green tea cupcakes, healthy, Matcha Cupcakes, strawberry buttercream
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup Blue Diamond® Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Coconut Yogurt

Strawberry Buttercream Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Strawberries, blended to make 1/3 cup puree
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Then, add the liquid ingredients and mix the ingredients together until combined. (Do not overmix the batter.)
  • Pour the matcha cupcake batter into each muffin tin opening and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Top with your favorite frosting or whipped cream, and enjoy!

How To Make Strawberry Buttercream

  • Start by pureeing fresh strawberries in the blender until smooth. You will need about ⅓ cup for this recipe.
  • Then, add the butter and powdered sugar and blend/mix until fully incorporated. Add in the strawberry puree and blend until the frosting reaches your desired consistency. If it is too thick, add in a bit more strawberry puree.
  • You can transfer the strawberry buttercream into the fridge to firm up a bit. Or, you can transfer the buttercream to a pastry bag right away and begin decorating your cupcakes.

Notes

To Note: The intensity of matcha flavor and color in this recipe depends on the brand and type of matcha powder you use. I highly recommend using High-Quality Ceremonial Grade Matcha for the best color. (It is normal for the cupcakes to look slightly brown on the top after baking)
*Nutrition Facts for (1) matcha cupcakes without icing.

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16 comments

Alexandra March 22, 2021 - 10:05 pm

5 stars
We love baking with almond flour! These cupcakes look delicious!

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 2:07 am

Hi Alexandra, I do too!

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Audrey March 22, 2021 - 10:55 pm

5 stars
Matcha is one of my favorite flavors!!

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 2:06 am

Same! I love matcha anything!

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Sabrina March 23, 2021 - 12:31 am

5 stars
A beautiful texture, really tasty too!

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 2:06 am

Hi Sabrina! So glad you like!

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Debra March 23, 2021 - 12:57 am

5 stars
Matcha cupcakes….I’m totally in! Love that they’re also gluten-free.

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 2:06 am

Thanks Debra! Hope you enjoy!

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Chef Dennis March 23, 2021 - 3:08 am

5 stars
My wife will love this for sure!

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Linda March 23, 2021 - 3:26 am

5 stars
I love baking with almond flour and this matcha cupcakes recipe is a must-try one!

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Kim Guzman March 23, 2021 - 10:09 am

5 stars
Looks great! I can’t wait to try it.

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 7:37 pm

Hi Kim! I hope you enjoy it!

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Elizabeth March 23, 2021 - 2:04 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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Jere Cassidy March 23, 2021 - 8:33 pm

5 stars
This is the first I have seen Blue Diamond Almond flour, I need to get this. I just got some Matcha so I can’t wait to give these a try.

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Capri Lilly March 23, 2021 - 11:07 pm

I enjoy using Blue Diamond Almond Flour. I hope you like the recipe!

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Addison March 23, 2021 - 8:45 pm

5 stars
I love almond flour! So yummy!

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