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Black Sesame Recipes That Prove These Seeds Are For More Than Just Bagels

It's not just for hamburger buns.

Sesame, particularly black sesame, hasn't been a popular choice in Western desserts but it might be time to make room next to chocolate and vanilla for this nutty flavor. This tiny seed is a popular ingredient in Japan, and it makes for some show-stopping desserts. Seriously, just wait until you see the beautiful cakes, ice cream and buns we found.

We eat with our eyes, so the appearance of our desserts makes a difference. That's why we're such suckers for pastel colored treats and matcha everything. But when it comes to black sesame, it's not just about aesthetics. This little seed is packed full of flavor; and it's a taste you should get to know.

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Overnight Black Sesame Buttermilk Rolls With Goat Milk Glaze
Hummingbird High
2
Matcha Mini Cakes With Black Sesame Buttercream
My Name Is Yeh
3
Black Sesame And Dark Milk Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
The Bojon Gourmet
4
Black Sesame Profiteroles
Lady and Pups
Get the Black Sesame Profiteroles recipe from Lady and Pups
5
Peanut Butter Cupcakes With Black Sesame Frosting
The Woks Of Life
6
Green Tea-Black Sesame Mousse Cake
Hungry Rabbit
7
Black Sesame Banana Cake With Peanut Butter
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Black Sesame Banana Cake with Peanut Butter recipe from Sarah Jampel via Food52
8
Black Sesame Cupcakes With Lemon Curd
Sprinkle Bakes
9
Black Sesame Kumquat Financiers
The Bojon Gourmet
Get the Black Sesame Kumquat Financiers recipe from The Bojon Gourmet
10
Matcha Green Tea Cake With Black Sesame Frosting And Brittle
Twigg Studio
11
Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream
Lady and Pups
Get the Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream recipe from Lady and Pups
12
Inside Out Black Sesame Sticky Rice Balls
Lady and Pups
13
Black Sesame Sweet Potato Pancakes
Erika/Food52
Get the Black Sesame Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe from Erika via Food52
14
Black Sesame Seed Carrot Cake
Milk and Honey
Get the Black Sesame Seed Carrot Cake recipe from Milk and Honey
15
Black Sesame Chiffon Cake
Vanillyn
Get the Black Sesame Chiffon Cake recipe from Vanillyn
16
Black Sesame Matcha Donuts
The Little Epicurean
Get the Black Sesame Matcha Donuts recipe from The Little Epicurean
17
Black Sesame-Pear Tea Cake
Beard & Bonnet
Get the Black Sesame-Pear Tea Cake recipe from Beard & Bonnet
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Spiced Black Sesame Loaf
Moonblush Baker
Get the Spiced Black Sesame Loaf recipe from Moonblush Baker

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