Sesame Spice Cake With Chocolate Orange Glaze

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • For the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and lightly flour a 10 cup bundt pan.
  • Chop the dates in food processor by pulsing several times; place in a small bowl and cover with hot water; allow to stand while preparing remaining cake ingredients.
  • In medium mixer bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ground cloves and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy; beat in brown sugar, tahini and while continuing to beat, add eggs 1 at a time.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with yogurt; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of orange juice and 1 tablespoon zest, drain the dates and stir into batter until evenly distributed; add chopped nuts and stir to distribute.
  • Turn into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted off center; cool 10 minutes and turn out of pan onto plate; allow too cool completely before glazing.
  • For the glaze, in a small saucepan, add the butter, chocolate, cream and orange juice; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens; remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beating until smooth and thickened.
  • Stir in orange zest and pour evenly over cake, allowing glaze to run down sides, scrape up excess that drips into the center and round edges, pour over cake.