Tahini and Chocolate Flourless Cake with Honey Whipped Cream

Decadent and chocolatey, with hints of honey and toasted sesame, our Tahini and Chocolate Flourless Cake with Honey Whipped Cream is a simple and elegant gluten-free cake to celebrate any occasion and just-because moments.

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: One 9-inch cake 1x
  • Category: food and drink, desserts
  • Method: stove top, oven baked
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 200 g (7 oz) dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) tahini
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup ( 125 ml) cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) honey



No. 1 | Preheat your oven to 300° F. Prepare a double boiler by bringing a small pot of water, filled one quarter, to a boil. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment paper.

No. 2 | Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat-safe bowl placed on top of the boiling water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Whisk in the sugar, then the tahini. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix until combined, then stir in the cocoa powder.

No. 3 | Pour the batter into a greased, 9-inch springform cake pan. Cook in the oven for 45 to 50 mins. The cake will look slightly underdone when you remove it.

No. 4 | Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove it from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

No. 5 | Whip cream to soft peaks. Drizzle in honey and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Place whip cream in the fridge until serving.

No. 6 | Sprinkle sesame seeds in a non-stick frying pan and place on medium heat. Toast until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes.

No. 7 | Dollop whipped cream on centre of cake and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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