Black Sesame Cupcakes (Or Muffins)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by dcwang wang

This is from a Japanese website called and Chef Mianbao helped me translate. Black sesame is very good to your body. This cupcake or muffin is not too sweet, so you may want to add more sweetness to it. Perfect for a snack, dessert, or breakfast. The sesame powder can be homemade by grinding it in a food processor, or blender. Or you can find grounded ones in your grocery store. The recipe said it yields eight servings, but I made six out of it, so I said it made 6-8 cupcakes

Top Review by base_form_one

This is a pretty good recipe. I found the cupcakes a little dry, though I'm willing to admit that the fault might be mine and not the recipe's. With icing on top, the reduced sweetness of these cupcakes was a benefit. Even with partially ground sesame seeds (my blender couldn't get them to a powder) they still had a lovely flavor not too far from poppy seed bread. The resulting gray color could be surprising for someone unfamiliar with black sesame sweets, so be sure to warn unknowing relatives. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. Beat the margarine or butter until it is soft.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Add the black sesame powder and honey and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg just a little.
  6. Add to the sugar,butter, and sesame mixture in 2 or 3 additions, or else it will curdle.
  7. Add the milk.
  8. Sift together the cake flour and baking powder.
  9. Fold in the flour to the mixture with a rubber spatula.
  10. Pour into the muffin liners.
  11. Add black sesame seeds on top to garnish if desired.
  12. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

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