Mouthwatering Matcha Black Sesame Cupcakes Recipe

Have you tried the popular Matcha-black-sesame combo yet? It may sound like a strange combination, but we guarantee you that these Matcha Black Sesame Cupcakes will get you on board. The fluffiest black sesame cupcakes are paired with a mild Matcha buttercream to create a delightful pairing of nutty and sweet. We love this recipe, and we’re sure you will too—we dare you to try just one!



Black Sesame Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 Tbsp ground black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Matcha Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



Black Sesame Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together all of the wet ingredients and set aside.
  5. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  6. Spoon the batter into the cupcake tins until they are filled 2/3rds of the way.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Once the cupcakes are done, transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them as desired and enjoy!