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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. 
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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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword black sesame, cupcakes, frosting, halloween, peanut butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

Black sesame cupcakes

Peanut butter sesame frosting

Instructions

Prep

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners.
  • Grind the black sesame seeds to a powder in either a blender, grinder, or with a mortar and pestle/suribachi.
    1/2 cup toasted black sesame seeds

Cupcakes

  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together.
    1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • When nice and fluffy, add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and beat again to combine. 
    1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the ground sesame seeds, flour, and baking powder together.
    1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1 t baking powder, small pinch of salt
  • Add half of it to the butter mixture and stir to combine.
  • Next, add half of the milk, and mix.
    1/4 cup whole milk
  • Finally, add the remaining flour, mix, and the remaining milk, and mix until fully combined.
    You want it to be fully combined, but you also want to be careful not to OVER mix it.
  • Divide among the 12 cupcake liners.
  • Bake for about 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, when inserted.
  • Cool on a wire rack. 

Frosting

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream the butter and the powdered sugar together.
    2 T unsalted butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Add the vanilla, black sesame, and peanut butter, and mix to combine.
    1/4 t vanilla, 1 T toasted black sesame seeds, 1 T peanut butter
  • Spread lightly over the cooled cupcakes.
    The frosting is meant to be a thin layer, and there will be just enough to frost all twelve cupcakes. If you really really like your frosting, consider doubling the recipe. 

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Notes

If you don't have a mortar and pestle, and you are grinding your seeds in a blender, add the seeds for the frosting and grind it all at once. Once ground, it will be about 1.5 T that you need to reserve for the frosting. 

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg