Tahini Cake with Chocolate Tahini Frosting

The simple addition of tahini transforms the classic vanilla cake with chocolate frosting into an incredibly nutty and tahini-y dessert that your mom will love!

tahini cake with chocolate tahini frosting with orange ranunculus flowers on top

I’m keeping thing short and sweet today because tomorrow is Mother’s Day and you should be in the kitchen baking your mama this cake! I mean, just look at it. It’s the best cake I have ever made – and eaten! Srsly. It’s that good.

an overhead shot of the orange ranunculus flowers atop a tahini cake with chocolate tahini frosting

I first stumbled upon this recipe last summer when I was looking for a dessert for our house warming party. After perusing my favorite blogs, I found the perfect dessert on My Name is Yeh. I originally chose this recipe because I was really intrigued by the addition of tahini. Of course I use tahini in my hummus and other savory foods, but never in sweets. It creates the most wonderful flavor – it’s nutty and rich and somewhat peanut butter like. In other words, perfect when paired with chocolate.

an close up shot of the chocolate tahini frosting with decorative orange ranunculus flower on a tahini cake

A few weeks ago, Pat and I were celebrating Mother’s Day with his mom and I offered to bring a dessert.  The only request was that the dessert include chocolate. I immediately knew I wanted to recreate these cupcakes in a Momofuku Milk Bar style cake!

tahini cake with chocolate tahini frosting with orange ranunculus flowers on top

And the results were better than I could have imagined! For the recipe, head over to My Name is Yeh. And the cake assembly technique can be seen here!

bright orange ranunculus flowers sit on top of a tahini cake with chocolate tahini frosting for decoration

I am so excited to be back in Minnesota celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom this weekend! She is truly the best mom I could ask for and I cannot wait to spend the entire day celebrating her. I love you mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!




2 thoughts on “Tahini Cake with Chocolate Tahini Frosting

  1. Kristy @ Southern In Law

    This cake looks absolutely amazing! I loveee tahini and it really is such a great pair with chocolate!

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