Sesame Seed Cake Squares

    40 min

    Foe anyone who loves the flavour of toasted sesame seeds - try this! An easy traybake cake that is lovely and light. This makes enough for 16 cake bars.

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    Makes: 16 cake bars

    • 70g toasted sesame seeds
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 150g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease a 23cm square cake pan.
    2. Stir sesame seeds into melted butter, and set aside to cool. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and vanilla into the butter mixture. Add dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
    3. Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin, spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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    Hubby and I both love sesame seeds and enjoyed them this new way. Only drawback is that they seemed pretty lean on sesame seeds. Next time I'm going to add 1 cup and see how they turn out. It might take some tweaking but I'm hoping they'll have more sesame flavor.  -  19 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The doctor told me that sesame seeds are a very good source of calcium- a tablespoon a day is what he recommended. This recipe is a delicious way to incorporate them into your diet! Be careful not to overcook so that the bars turn out moist. I added raisins too. Fantastic!  -  02 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Liked this one. The kids and hubby too. I used mini muffin tins since my Pyrex dish is (still) missing, it made 32 total. Also, added extra sesame seeds per others reviews. Browns quickly..keep an eye on it! Next time I will try it as bars. thanks!  -  02 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)