Black Sesame Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

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These lightly sweet black sesame cupcakes are full of toasty sesame flavor, and pair perfectly with the peanut butter sesame frosting. 

Black Sesame Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting With One Cupcake With A Bite Taken Out Of It.

So, Halloween is coming up. Halloween is all about the black colored foods, and I’m all about black sesame. I posted a black sesame ice cream and black sesame pudding last year, and this year I’m back with black sesame cupcakes!

Black sesame though. I love it so much. It’s got such an amazing nutty toasty roasty flavor that really shines through in desserts.

Cupcake Batter Ready To Go In The Oven.

FYI, my daughter looked at the picture above and asked why the cupcakes looked so little. These are BEFORE they went in the oven! Haha. Just to show that you don’t put too much in each liner.

I feel like I say this all of the time, but this recipe is not TOO sweet. The black sesame cupcakes aren’t super sweet, and the little dab of frosting on top brings it to just the right level of sweetness. For me, at least. If you want a little more sweetness, you can try doubling the frosting!

And it has SO much black sesame in it. I really didn’t skimp on the black sesame, because I wanted it dark and I wanted it flavorful. The black sesame flavor holds its own against the peanut butter frosting.

Holding A Black Sesame Cupcake, With Bowl Of Peanut Butter Frosting In The Background.

Speaking of which, peanut butter and black sesame. Who would’ve thought? A while back, I tried a black sesame macaron with peanut butter frosting and was BLOWN AWAY. It’s such a great combination! I just HAD to try it in my own recipe.

So there you have it. A cool looking black colored treat. Perfect for Halloween, perfect for… not Halloween aka any time.

Top Down View Of Cakes And Empty Liners.

ALSO!!! A few blogger friends and I got together and we all made dishes for Halloween! Mine were obviously the black sesame cupcakes. Check out their posts for some great recipes!

Scratch Eats- Charcoal & Black Sesame Sourdough

The Pink Wings- Black Sesame Cake Roll

The Missing Lokness- Hong Kong Black Sesame Rolls

Pups with Chopsticks- Black Sesame Creme Brulee

What to Cook Today- Totoro Black Sesame Chiffon Cake

Chopstick Chronicles- Black Sesame Mushi Pan (steamed bun)

Thirsty for Tea- Mini Matcha Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Black Sesame Crust

Black Sesame Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting: These Lightly Sweet Black Sesame Cupcakes Are Full Of Toasty Sesame Flavor, And Pair Perfectly With The Peanut Butter Sesame Frosting. 


  1. Omg, I am so intrigued by this black sesame and peanut butter combination – it sounds so heavenly! Most definitely need to give this recipe a try 😀 Being a fan of both black sesame and peanut butter, I can’t see how I won’t love it! I’ll probably end up eating the whole pan, if we’re being honest…!

    Thanks for such a great and unique recipe!

    1. Thanks Shannon! Black sesame is seriously so delicious. I wonder when it’ll become the next food craze over here!

  2. These cupcakes sound so delicious! I never like dessert too sweet, so I think these would be just right. And of course, I can’t wait to try the black sesame and peanut butter combo! Thank you very much for hosting the party!

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