Cupcake reincarnations: Seeds of learning

For another of our mentors who happened to be really into Jethro Tull (the band), I incorporated the learning theme into a cupcake celebrating the original Jethro Tull (father of English agriculture!)

seeds of learning cupcakes
Cake
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates + 1 cup water, boiled together, cooled and pureed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
First combine sugar, butter and eggs, then add flour and baking soda, then add date puree, mixing as you go. bake on 350 30 minutes.
Topping
  • 1/2 can dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar  
  • 2 TB lyle’s golden syrup
  • White and black sesame seeds
Cook all but seeds in a pan until dark, then drizzle over cakes. Decorate with seeds in neat rows to resemble planting season post the invention of this amazing little guy:
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