Black Sesame Steamed Cupcakes

http://wlteef.blogspot.com/2005/11/black-sesame-steamed-cupcakes.html

My oven has been acting up lately, so I've been looking for more stovetop recipes. This black sesame cupcake recipe was wonderful, so I thought I'd share. ^^
I can't find commercial black sesame paste, so I used this instead:
http://www.recipezaar.com/Zhir-Ma-Bao-Black-Sesame-Filling-for-Buns-176785
My cupcakes came out a light gray color instead of a lovely deep black, but they tasted great.

I've never steamed cupcakes before, so I greased the inside of my silicone cupcake liners like I always do, but the sides of the cupcake pulled away from the liner, so I probably won't bother greasing next time. I did one batch with a makeshift stovetop steamer and one more in the rice cooker's steamer basket (didn't leave them in for the whole cycle). Both batches basically came out the same, but the rice cooker ones seemed to have a nicer shape.

I wonder if this could be made with regular tahini instead of black sesame paste?

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