Marble cake with Tahini and cardamom dust

marble cake tahini cardamom

Marble cake – an absolute classic worldwide. Look at the photo: The cake looks like any other cake baked in a cake mould. And also very classic: the crowning highlight with icing sugar. But this cake here hides a small but fine secret.

The marble cake is full of oriental aromas. While experimenting, we asked ourselves what 2, 3 tbsp. Tahini would be. The experiment was a success. The Tahini gives the cake its typical nutty character without putting itself in the foreground. Then some cinnamon and spiced up is the classic dough. Only one thing is missing … The crowning touch!

Icing sugar with cardamom! I don’t know how I got it, but I’m very glad I had this mind flash. Before your taste buds hit the cake, the scent of cardamom already rises into your consciousness and says: HELLOOO MY FRIEND!

So, if you want to surprise your friends with a venerable classic, go ahead 😉

Recipe for Tahini marble cake with cardamom dust


  • 250 g flour
  • 125 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 packet baking powder
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • 125 ml milk
  • 20 g baking cocoa
  • 40 g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom

You need a cake mould with a diameter of approx. 22 cm.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Grease the cake tin with a little butter.
  3. Mix flour with baking powder.
  4. Beat the butter with the sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy.
  5. Add the eggs and continue stirring.
  6. Gradually stir in the milk and flour-baking powder mixture.
  7. Stir in the Tahini.
  8. Pour 2/3 of the dough into the greased dish.
  9. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a water bath.
  10. Mix the remaining 1/3 dough with cocoa and melted chocolate.
  11. Spread the chocolate dough on the light dough in the cake tin.
  12. Now with a fork or a wooden skewer whirl into the dough. For this simply dip the fork/spit into the dough and make spinning movements. You can also take a spoon for an extreme pattern and push the dough down from above and vice versa.
  13. Now bake for about 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Before taking it out, please do a cooking test: Sting the cake with a skewer or knife. If anything sticks to it, it will take a little longer. If nothing sticks to it anymore, then take it out.
  14. Let the cake cool completely and then turn it out of the mould.
  15. Mix the icing sugar with the cardamom and spread over the cake in a small sieve.

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