Matcha Black Sesame Cupcakes

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.

Makes enough to share.

An original recipe found on the Aiya blog.


    Black Sesame Cupcakes

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • ¼ cups sugar
    • 4 Tbsp ground black sesame seeds
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • 4 eggs
    • ½ cup buttermilk
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • ½ tsp almond extract

    Matcha Buttercream


    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  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.

    Matcha Buttercream

    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!


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