chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

dark, damp chocolate cake is given a middle eastern kick with tahini, an oily paste made from toasted sesame seeds. savory-wise, tahini is the star of hummus and baba ghanoush, but it's also the main component of crumbly, cloyingly sweet halva. sesame halva is popular across the Balkans, the Middle East, and throughout the Jewish [...]

a birthday black(berry) forest cake for molly yeh!

a birthday black(berry) forest cake for molly yeh!

molly's love for wine is among the things i learned after meeting her at the cold mountain retreat in asheville. i contemplated attempting an immaculately frosted cake - adorned with marzipan, in molly's signature style - to celebrate her twenty-sixth birthday. instead, i decided to make a cake that i can picture the two of [...]