This photo, via Flickr, is from The Cupcake Review, (go there for the recipe) and was Jamieanne's entry into Iron Cupcake theme Chocolate With a Twist. Well, it certainly provides that - I've personally never seen one quite like this. She writes:
I call it the matcha cocoa cupcake, because it does taste similar to the matcha hot cocoa recipe I enjoy. The chocolate cake in these cupcakes are very chocolatey, and the matcha is very matcha-y. The cake is dense and heavy and quite filling.
The dark chocolate ganache is a nice touch, and the matcha Swiss meringue buttercream is to die for. This is my second attempt at making SMBC (my first attempt failed) and it went really well. The texture is amazing, almost mousse-like. It pipes really well. The matcha taste in the SMBC is not overpowering and adds an extra light matcha flavor.
Stay tuned for Jamieanne's guest blog right here on December 9th!