Sesame Cake

Sesame Cake

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This is an unusual but more-ish cake eaten in Honduras, Central America, during Christmas. It is perfect served to guests with tea or coffee.

Karen Hernandez

Serves: 16 

  • 375g margarine
  • 3 cups (660g) white sugar
  • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
  • 1 cup (125g) rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups (500ml) warm milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease and flour a medium glass baking dish.
  2. In a bowl beat together margarine and 3 cups sugar until fluffy. Alternately beat in 2 cups plain flour, rice flour, baking powder and milk. Slowly beat in the eggs and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour and sesame seeds. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cake pan.
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into squares.

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