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