Delightful Blackberry and Tahini Cake making

Blackberry and Tahini Cake

Certainly! A Blackberry and Tahini Cake is a delightful combination that brings together the fruity sweetness of blackberries and the rich, nutty flavor of tahini.


Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


For the Cake:

  • 225g butter
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 80g tahini
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 200g blackberries, plus extra to decorate

For the Icing:

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp. tahini
  • 150g blackberry jam


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C Fan).
    • Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and light brown sugar until pale and fluffy.
  1. Add Eggs and Tahini:
    • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
    • Stir in tahini until combined.
  1. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, sieve together self-raising flour, cinnamon, and ginger.
    • Add 200g blackberries, stir to coat in flour.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Stir until just combined, avoiding over-mixing.
    • Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through and golden. Allow to cool and then remove from the tin.
  1. Prepare Icing:
    • In a bowl, beat together softened butter, icing sugar, and tahini until light and fluffy.
  1. Assemble:
    • Using a wooden spoon, poke 16 holes into the cake.
    • Spread blackberry jam over the cake, ensuring it goes into the holes.
    • Spread the tahini icing over the cake.
  1. Final Touch:
    • Decorate with remaining blackberries.

This flavorsome blackberry cake with tahini is now ready to be enjoyed as a show-stopping dessert!

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