Tahini Cake with Pumpkin, Orange, Raisins and Walnuts
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Serves: 10
  • ½ cup (140 g) tahini
  • ⅔ cup (100 g) sugar
  • 1⅓ cups (375 g) pumpkin puree
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup wholemeal self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom, optional
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 cup (100 g) chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup (76 g) raisins
  1. Heat oven to 170 degrees C and line a 22 x 12 cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together tahini, sugar, pumpkin puree and orange zest. Slowly add orange juice, mix until smooth, then set aside.
  3. Sift together the plain flour, self raising flour, cinnamon, cardamom and bicarb soda. Add walnuts and raisins and stir through.
  4. Tip dry ingredients into tahini mix and carefully fold through until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour mixture into loaf tin and smooth over the top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in tin for 5-10 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
  8. Cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at https://healthyhomecafe.com/2020/04/18/tahini-cake-with-orange-raisins-and-walnuts/