For the cake batter:
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup oil or 1 cup softened butter (if dairy)
5 tbsp tahini paste
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp coconut milk or sour cream (if dairy)
1.5 tbsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup flour
For the Walnut mixture:
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp kosher salt 1
tsp nutmeg (optional)
1 tsp white sugar
In a big bowl, whisk the eggs and brown sugar together for 1 minute.
Add the butter/oil and mix for another minute.
Next, add the tahini paste, vanilla and coconut milk/sour cream. Mix to combine.
Add the flour and baking powder.
Make the walnut mixture in a separate bowl: mix the brown sugar with the walnuts/pecans, cinnamon, kosher salt, nutmeg and white sugar.
In a greased cake pan, layer half of the batter then sprinkle half the walnut mixture. Repeat with the remaining batter and mixture.
Bake at 350 for 40 mins.
Keywords: halva, halva cake, tahini