Tahini Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Ang11002

Found this online on a miami newspaper column... Have some tahini & orange blossom water so want to put this here for safekeeping!

Top Review by rosslare

I was really noughty and errrr.... not just added half a cup, but actually doubled the sugar after tasting the batter. It is sweet now, not overly though, and that's the way we love it. I also doubled the orange blossom water. Very unique recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 9-by-13 inch cake pan with melted butter and chill in the refrigerator until required.
  2. Beat tahini, sugar and orange zest 10 minutes, then gradually beat in the orange juice and orange-blossom water.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, soda and allspice. Sift again and fold into the tahini mixture. Stir in the walnuts and raisins.
  4. Dust the chilled cake pan with flour and turn batter into the pan. Spread evenly and knock base of pan on a counter to settle.
  5. Bake about 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Invert cake pan onto a cooling rack and leave for 2 to 3 minutes before lifting pan from cake. Cool and cut into squares.

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