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Samah Dada’s Chocolate Chip Tahini Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Makes 16 servings

This cake is crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, sweet but not too sweet. Light and airy, but with an impossibly fudgy center. The tahini isn’t overpowering but rather creates a luscious, cakey texture while also undercutting the sugar and balancing out the chocolate. And it goes without saying that it’s an injustice to have cake without frosting, am I right? My chocolate frosting has only four ingredients, so you can have your cake and eat it sooner.

If you believe that tahini is an ingredient that should solely be confined to hummus, then I am very sorry to say that you are mistaken. In all fairness, I’m known for putting tahini in pretty much everything, but it also happens to be the weapon of choice in my dessert arsenal, adding depth to any sweet treat.