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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nutmeg-Sesame Coffee cake

This is going to WBB#12-spice it up, introduced by Nandita of Saffron trail and hosted by Trupti of The spice who loved me. Thanks Nandita and Trupti for hosting this event.
I wanted something light yet rich and decadent to submit for this event. So came up with this cake. I had this recipe for a long time but just never got a chance to make it.
I don't remember from where I got this recipe but hey here it is.
All the richness in the cake comes from honey and tahini paste.
I have drizzled some maple syrup to give more pizazz!

You will need:

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp sesame seeds
2/3 cup water

How to:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a tube pan or a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. But since oven temperatures vary from oven to oven, make sure you check the cake after 25 minutes and be around as this cake burns easily.
Enjoy with coffee or tea!!
Tahini paste is available in grocery stores. Go to the international food isle and you will find it.

6 comments:

Vcuisine said...

Its interesting. Good coffee cake. Viji

trupti said...

That looks delicious! Thanks so much for this entry.....Maple syrup is a nice touch...and tahini...I have so much of it at home...thanks for a neat idea.

bee said...

brilliant. this has been bookmarked.

Suganya said...

Eggless cake with sesame seeds and paste, I have never heard this before. Sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

hey foodie :) looks very good. it actually sounds like a very middle eastern type recipe to me. interesting that it has no eggs.

burekaboy said...

that anonymous was me, foodie :) hit the wrong button.