With the 66th anniversary of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland approaching, and to also play along with Disney Family’s #DisneyWeekend theme of Alice in Wonderland, I made Painting the Roses Red cupcakes! They are simple and healthy matcha green tea cupcakes, topped with low-sugar white and red frosting. I love these cupcakes, since they are sweetened naturally with matcha and a little maple syrup, so they are not overly sweet.
- 1 3/4 cup self-rising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3/4 cup milk or non-dairy milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Simple Mills vanilla Frosting (this is my favorite brand of low-sugar, all-natural organic frosting)
- Natural red food dye
- Piping bag
- Petal tip for piping bag
- Cupcake tin
- Coconut oil cooking spray
- Mixer or electric beater
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix together your coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, applesauce, milk, and vanilla with an electric beater.
- Add in your flour, salt, and matcha and beat again until combined.
- Spray a one dozen cupcake tin with coconut oil cooking spray, or use paper liners.
- Pour your batter to the top of each hole and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Divide a container of your frosting into two small bowls.
- In one of the bowls, add about 6 drops of natural red food dye (there are several brands available of natural dyes at big grocery retailers). Combine until color is completely mixed.
- Fill a piping bag with the white frosting and top however many cupcakes you like with white (I did four with white). Then top an additional four only halfway with white.
- Next, fill your piping bag with red frosting, and complete the cupcakes that you only frosted halfway with white, for a half white/half red look.
- Finish decorating the rest of your cupcakes with just red frosting.