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Steamed Tahini cupcakes

on November 24, 2013

Steamed Tahini cupcakes

Another super food I love is sesame seeds. I love the nutty flavour and crunchy texture. And of course they have so much health benefits. They are high in protein, fiber, vitamin B-complex, and minerals especially magnesium, copper, iron and calcium.

It is easy to add to your diet, but for your body to absorb all the goodness of the seeds, it is better you crash them or grind them.

I love Tahini. Although it has less fiber than whole seeds it is fantastic source of minerals. When I first found Tahini, I was so excited and used a lot in dressings and sauces. My young fussy eater do not touch sesame seeds and even picks them from buns, but he doesn’t mind sesame paste.

I tried this recipe recently.

Steamed Tahini cupcake


* Wet
100cc milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp Tahini

** Dry
150g flour
50g brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder


In a bowl mix the *wet ingredients and add brown sugar. Mix well with hand mixer. Add the rest of dry ingredients and stir with spatula just until combined.

Put the mixture in a cupcake cups. Silicone cups may work better.

Steam over a boiling water. I use bamboo steamer. First over high heat for 3 minutes, reduce heat to medium and steam further 10 minutes.


The cake is nice and soft and moist. You can add choco chips if you would like.

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