Date Tahini Cake

date cake 2

  • 1½ cup pitted dates
  • hot water
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (120g) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Toasted nuts or sesame seeds for decoration

date cake 1

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (320°F), and prepare your cake pan by generously greasing it with butter. I used a springform pan.
  2. Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes or longer and then mash them until smooth. Set aside
  3. Sift your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and the set aside.
  4. With a mixer beat your butter and sugar until creamy, then add the eggs. Continue to beat until smooth.
  5. Fold in the tahini and date paste and thoroughly combine.
  6. Then fold your dry mixture into the wet. Mix until combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and coat the top generously with toasted nuts or sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for about 35-45 minutes.


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