When my husband requested a healthy dessert, I leaped at the opportunity to play Mrs. Frankenstein and whipped up a batch of green tea cupcakes.
I have plenty of green tea from failed weight loss experiments.
1 drop food coloring
Well, you know me and icing. Oil and water, baby! TRAINWRECKS!
I shall christen them Mac Arthur Park Is Melting in the Dark Muffins. But they are so good. Next time (and I will definitely bake these again), I will add more sugar for a fluffier icing.
The tea added a fresh, light flavor. It cut the sweetness just a little and added depth to the icing. Not only are they delicious, they are laced with antioxidants. My husband has eaten four, and he's just not into cupcakes (as a rule). So, if you are looking for something quick and different (and good for you), try Green Tea Cupcakes.
A Note about the beribboned cupcakes: I found the ribbon at Big Lots. It's the Martha Stewart Living brand and comes in a packet of 4--same color, different patterns. I didn't notice it was La Martha till I got home and started baking. BL has a whole bin of ribbons, $1-$3.