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Delicious! If you like halva you will like this cake. Full nutty flavor. I used honey instead of sugar. I also generally do not like spiced cakes so I cut the spices down a bit but honestly i think I should have not done it - as one of previous reviewers said - the tahini taste is strong and it takes a lot of spice for the taste to come through.
Very interesting and tasty! I ended up baking it for almost 1 hour, covering the pan with foil after 40 minutes. I can only recommend to line the bottom of the loaf pan with greased foil or parchment paper, or to use a silicone pan, because the cake stuff to the bottom and was a bit difficult to remove. Otherwise, this is delicious! The taste is very reminiscent of halvah, but the orange and spices add many more layers of flavor.
This is an excellent tahinopita Ev! I pretty much made as stated only I increased the sugar to 1-1/4 cups, fresh orange juice is a must for this! Thanks hon...Kitten:)
I like the flavor of this- the batter smelled funny, but the flavor is really nice and wonderfully nutty (or seedy, I guess since tahini is made from sesame seeds) and has a lovely hint of orange. I did find, however, that despite tasting moist, it is rather crumbly. It takes a bit of work to eat, though. I guess its just because of the high content of tahini... I did have to tent the bread with foil after about 40 minutes as the outside was browned and the inside still gooey. It was done after about 55 minutes. I did have to substitute the sultanas with flame raisins (they are dark, but nice and sweet). I also substituted the flour with whole wheat pastry flour and the sugar with Sucanat. It rose wonderfully. I was a bit concerned that it would be a tad overspiced, but the tahini flavor is so strong, I think that you need a lot of spices to show up at all. As it is the flavors are perfectly balanced between the tahini, orange and spice flavors. I think this would be excellent with some slightly warm orange marmalade spread on it. Thank you for a very unique cake!