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Tahini Cake with Chocolate Tahini Glaze

Make this Tahini Cake to wow everyone with a new flavor! Airy and fluffy cake with a drizzle of chocolate tahini glaze makes the best afternoon snack or dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 337kcal


Tahini Cake:

  • 3 Eggs Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Tahini
  • 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • cup Sesame Seeds

Chocolate Tahini Drizzle:

  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 4 tbsp Whole Milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9" Baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla together until light and fully incorporated. 
  • Add in milk, oil, and tahini. Mix well. 
  • Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well until incorporated. Don't over mix. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  • Meanwhile, make the chocolate tahini glaze. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. 
  • Once the cake is baked, Let it cool for 20 minutes then slice and drizzle with chocolate tahini glaze. 


You can use baking olive oil instead of vegetable oil. You can also make low fat or non fat milk instead of whole milk. 
Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 337kcal