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Green Tea and Five-Spice Cupcakes

Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste play with two of their favorite international flavors—green tea and five-spice powder. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup cold strong brewed green tea

Five-Spice Buttercream Frosting

1
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons whipping cream
1 1/2
teaspoons five-spice powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup flaked coconut

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using oil and eggs and substituting tea for the water. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Reduce speed to low. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until blended. Add 1 tablespoon of the whipping cream, the five-spice powder and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, beat in remaining whipping cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  • 4 Pipe or spread frosting on cupcakes. Top with coconut.

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