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I was really noughty and errrr.... not just added half a cup, but actually doubled the sugar after tasting the batter. It is sweet now, not overly though, and that's the way we love it. I also doubled the orange blossom water. Very unique recipe.
I made this cake for my dad. He loved it! He said it isn't too sweet and that's how he likes it. Thanks!
UNUSUAL ORANGY DELICIOUS! I made a half recipe as directed with pecan chips. I tasted the batter and it seemed a little bitter so I added 1/2 cup Splenda and am glad I did (I did use the 1/2 cup sugar first). Mine was done in 30 minutes baked in a glass baking dish coated with baking spray. It turned out as a lovely crumbly cake with an awesome orange flavor and undertones of nutty sesame. I wonder if peanut butter could be subbed for the tahini? Freddy Cat says thanks for the sweets! Made for the ZWT4.
Great. Made it early in the morning and took it to enjoy at the beach. Lovely flavour and texture. Thanks.
Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 ~ Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! DH always insists on cake for breakfast & I couldn't resist making this one as it has all our favourite ingredients inc. orange flower water! This turned out absolutely incredible! In my oven, it was ready after 40 minutes. As soon as it was cool enough to eat, we had it with a couple of cups of strong coffee & it was fab! Thanks so much for this recipe :)
Although I did not use the orange rind and the orange blossom and the ground all-spice, the cake turned out to be a great success! Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, a new experience, having never used Tahini, I was in for huge surprise to open the can to find clay in a bunch of water...lol. Not at all sure I used it properly, but scraped the bottom of the can for my 1 cup of tahini and had a really great cake, even if I didn't do that right. Love the flavor, and was totally thrilled with the cake all together, will make this again, but definately gonna find out how to use that tahini stuff...lol.
I used my own tahini to make this. I was thinking the cake would be dry, but it was not. Love all the flavors. Cut the recipe in half to fit an 8" x 8" pan. Almonds would be a good substitute for the walnuts as would rose water for the orange blossom water although I like the orange blossom water for this recipe. Doesn't need frosting, good enough on its own.