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Sesame Coffee Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Sesame Coffee Cake

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"Very rich but delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a tube pan or a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl combine oil, honey, tahini, baking powder and nutmeg; mix well. Stir in flour, sesame seeds and water. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2009

Moist and flavorful! It is sweet, but not unbearably so! I used whole wheat flour instead of the all purpose kind. The cake is great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2009

I was baffled that one person would say it is too sweet and one would say not sweet enough. Now I know why. The honey has an intense sweet flavor, but there is a bitter undertaste that the honey doesn't totally mask. I thought it was OK, kind of different. My husband doesn't like it at all.


8 Ratings

Jun 11, 2008

I totally modified this recipe, using cashew butter & water for the tahini, and soymilk for most of the water. I have to say, it's pretty nice! It tastes very much like nutmeg, it's very sweet, and even despite its richness I like it with a bit of soft butter on top. Low-cal! haha...

Oct 18, 2002

Easy to make, very delicious and a nice change of pace. But extremely rich. I cut the oil in half and substituted 2 tablespoons of lighter bake and it was still quite rich. Nine servings is unrealistic, I would say maybe twice or three times that because all you can eat is a small sliver. That sliver is very good however.

Oct 18, 2002

Easy-nice when you want something different!

Aug 20, 2011

this would rate 4 stars if called a bar cookie. at least, mine came out as cookies. yummie cookies, but not coffee cake. i'll make this again when i'm in the mood for cookies

Dec 05, 2007

This recipe actually didn't seem so rich to me, but maybe my oven cooked it too quickly. I would recommend maybe doubling the honey, or adding molassas. It wasn't hardly sweet at all.


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  • Calories
  • 461 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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