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Green Smoothie Cupcakes

Green smoothie cupcakes use green smoothie as an ingredient in both the cupcake and the buttercream frosting. The green smoothie gives the cupcakes a mildly fruity flavor and a slightly denser than average texture.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie buttercream, green smoothie cupcake recipe, green smoothie cupcakes
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 380

Ingredients

Green Smoothie Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Green Smoothie Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour not self-rising
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup green smoothie from above

Green Smoothie Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup green smoothie from above

Instructions

Green Smoothie Directions:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender (I use a Vitamix, which does an amazing job at turning spinach to liquid) and blend until smooth.

Green Smoothie Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Mix in sugar and honey.
  • Mix in eggs.
  • Mix in oil and smoothie until fully combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.

Green Smoothie Buttercream Frosting Directions:

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter and powdered sugar for about three minutes on high speed.
  • Mix in the gree!Green Smoothie Buttercream Frosting Directions:
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter and powdered sugar for about three minutes on high speed.
  • Mix in the green smoothie a little bit at a time.
  • Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.

Notes

I imagine that any smoothie recipe sans ice would work in these cupcakes. However, I haven't tried them all and I can only vouch for the one I provide below. My green smoothie recipe yields much more smoothie than you will need for the cupcakes. Go ahead and drink the extra smoothie while you are working.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.5mg