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Chocolate Chip Tahini Cake with a Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Servings 16
Author Samah Dada

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cake

  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 2 eggs* for vegan option, use 2 flax eggs. Combine 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp warm water and set aside to thicken.
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips and more for topping

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk feel free to add more almond milk to thin, or more almond butter to thicken to reach your desired consistency
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

For the tahini cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8- by 8-inch pan with parchment paper with flaps so you will be able to easily lift it out of the pan after baking.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and tahini until smooth. Stir in coconut sugar and mix until it is thoroughly incorporated. Pour almond milk into the tahini mixture, and then add vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour and baking soda.

  4. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients (the batter should be thick and sticky). Fold in chocolate chips.

  5. Transfer batter to the prepared pan and add more chocolate chips on top of the batter. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool before frosting.

For the vegan chocolate frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder and almond butter. Add in the almond milk and stir to combine. Lastly, stir in maple syrup and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.

To assemble:

  1. When the cake has cooled, frost, slice and serve.