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Tahini Cake Recipe

A vegan cake made with tahini. It’s also spiced with cinnamon and orange for a little extra flavour.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices
Calories 450kcal
Author Peter G


  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 cup sugar superfine
  • 1 orange juice and zest
  • ¼ cup cognac or brandy
  • cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 180 deg c and grease and line a 20cm baking tin.
  • In a stand mixer combine the tahini and caster sugar and beat until light and fluffy (approx. 2-3 minutes).
  • Add the orange juice, zest and cognac and beat agin for 1 minute until well combined.
  • Add the flour, spices and baking powder and gently fold through ensuring it is all mixed well.
  • Pour into baking tin and cook for 45 mins. until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in the baking pan for 10 mins before removing and then allow the cake to cool completely before dusting with extra ground cinnamon and icing sugar.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sugar: 28g