Sesame Spice Cake With Chocolate Orange Glaze

niedziela, 2 lutego 2014

Sesame Spice Cake With Chocolate Orange Glaze

Time: 1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, finely grated


  • 1 For the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and lightly flour a 10 cup bundt pan.
  • 2 Chop the dates in food processor by pulsing several times; place in a small bowl and cover with hot water; allow to stand while preparing remaining cake ingredients.
  • 3 In medium mixer bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ground cloves and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 4 In large mixer bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy; beat in brown sugar, tahini and while continuing to beat, add eggs 1 at a time.
  • 5 Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with yogurt; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • 6 Stir in 1/4 cup of orange juice and 1 tablespoon zest, drain the dates and stir into batter until evenly distributed; add chopped nuts and stir to distribute.
  • 7 Turn into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted off center; cool 10 minutes and turn out of pan onto plate; allow too cool completely before glazing.
  • 8 For the glaze, in a small saucepan, add the butter, chocolate, cream and orange juice; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens; remove from heat.
  • 9 Stir in vanilla and gradually add confectioners\u2019 sugar; beating until smooth and thickened.
  • 10 Stir in orange zest and pour evenly over cake, allowing glaze to run down sides, scrape up excess that drips into the center and round edges, pour over cake.

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