Banana Tahini Breakfast Cake

September 28, 2019
0 Ratings
Photo by Anna Ramiz
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Makes 1 9" cake
Author Notes

A lightly sweetened, nutty take on your classic banana bread. Perfect with your morning cup of coffee, afternoon latte, or as dessert with a cold glass of milk. —Anna Ramiz

What You'll Need
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9” cake pan with butter, or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer), beat butter for about 30 seconds. Add sugar and granulated sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add egg yolks, bananas, flour, baking soda, and mix on medium speed until completely combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. In a clean bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter, taking care not to deflate the air bubbles.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Dollop tahini across the top of the cake and swirl using a knife or a toothpick.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center and the sides of the cake begin to pull away from the pan. Let cool slightly and serve warm with coffee or a cold glass of milk.

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2 Reviews

Hannah November 11, 2021
Presentation is gorgeous and the cake was fluffy and moist. Next time I might try and incorporate a little sweetness into the tahini. Wondering if honey would work. The brand I used is intensely bitter.
Anna R. November 12, 2021
I'm glad you liked the cake! I think either honey or maple syrup would work fine to help sweeten the tahini, some brands can be a little bitter. I would just whisk a tablespoon or two in until it's emulsified before swirling it in :)