Chocolate Tahini Cake (Vegan & Low-Carb options)

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Another beautiful tahini dessert for you!

Whipped up this delicious chocolate tahini loaf this week.  It’s another one of my favorite ways to use tahini.

Tahini complements chocolate beautifully. It gives it an extra layer of richness and really intensifies the chocolate flavor.

If you love dark chocolate, you will love this!

If you are staying away from sugar, you can replace the maple syrup and coconut sugar with 1/3 cup of the Lakanto one-to-one sweetener.

Yield/Servings: 12 -15 slices
Chocolate Tahini cake

Chocolate Tahini cake

A chocolate grain-free cake made with rich, velvety tahini.
Preparation time: 10 MCooking time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M


Chocolate sauce
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free dark chocolate chips or 1/4 dairy-free dark chocolate bar
  • 2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. 
  2. Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the tahini, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs until smooth. 
  4. Fold in cacao powder, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda until batter is smooth. Add the chocolate chips/chunks.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
  6. As always it’s important not to overbake so watch carefully as everyone’s ovens are a little different!
  7. After the loaf has cooled, prepare the chocolate sauce by warming the chocolate chips and coconut oil over a low flame.  Stir continuously till melted. Drizzle or spread over your loaf.


* If you don't have access to good quality dark chocolate chips (like me) you can use a good bar of chocolate and chop it up into little chunks. I often use Lidt 78% which is also dairy-free. *If you are staying away from sugar, you can replace the maple syrup and coconut sugar with 1/3 cup of the Lakanto one-to-one sweetener. * Another wonderful replacement to the coconut sugar + maple syrup would be 1/2 a cup of date paste (recipe on the blog)
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  • Aditi
    May 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Gonna try this on Friday, can you recommend maple syrup and honey that easier to find in SG (Redmart) during COVID? If I want to replace with brown sugar, how much should I use? Will take 7-10 days for me to get the product on iHerb.

    • Riyana
      May 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

      Hi Aditi!
      I like the Great Northern Grade A Maple Syrup on redmart. I have never tried replacing the maple syrup with just sugar but you would probably want to add an additional 2tbsp to 1/4 cup (so basically 6-8 tbsp of brown sugar rather than 1/4 cup maple syrup & 1/4 cup coconut sugar). You may need to add about 2 tbsp of liquid (water or nut milk) as well. Let me know how it goes!

  • Christine
    June 29, 2020 at 8:50 am


    This recipe looks yummy and interesting. Would it be possible to omit the sugars altogether?

    • Riyana
      June 30, 2020 at 6:29 am

      Hi Christine, I’ve never tried but I think it would be quite dense without. You could try halving it perhaps!

  • Prerna
    December 18, 2020 at 5:40 am

    Definitely one of the richest (ironically) choc cakes one can have! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Prerna
    December 18, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Ironically one of the richest chocolate cakes I’ve had! Thank you for sharing 🙂


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