The East meets the West in this yummy recipe that celebrates adzuki beans! I love all kinds of adzuki confectionery, and wanted to try making a Western cupcake using the same idea. Your adzuki beans MUST be cooked so cooking them isn't accounted for here; and canned adzuki will do in a pinch. These cupcakes came out delicious though with a little more work than my stand-by cupcake recipe. Recipe #461840 pairs well with it because I love green tea and red bean flavors together, but I'm working on an adzuki frosting next! This yields about 24 cupcakes and 6-7 Texas Muffin sized ones.