A super simple and very delicious vegan chocolate and tahini fudge cake.  Very moist and very chocolatey! Just one slice of this cake will satisfy your sweet tooth meaning you have 5 more to share with friends or family (if you’re feeling generous 😉 )

It’s very easy to make as you just have to put all of the ingredients into a food processor, blitz for a minute until smooth, then pour the mixture into a cake tin before baking in the oven for around 45-50 minutes until cooked through.  Leave to cool for 15 minutes until you cut yourself a slice and marvel with ooh’s and ahhhs! at your delicious creation!


Chocolate Tahini Fudge Cake with Chocolate Topping

The Balanced Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 15cm springform cake tin



  • 250 mls plant-based milk I used soya
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 150 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 8 S sized soft dates stones removed
  • 60 g coconut oil
  • 1 TBSP tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 130 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 40 g good quality dark 70% cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • 4 squares dark chocolate
  • 1 TBSP tahini
  • 1/2 TBSP coconut oil



  • Place all of the cake ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined well and all of the dates have been broken down leaving no big chunks.
  • Pour the mixture into a 15cm springform cake tin which has been lined on the bottom with baking paper to enable easy removal.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 45-50mins. Check with a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake that it comes out clean, indicating it is cooked through.
  • Leave to cool for 15 minutes before using a sharp knife to go around the outside of the cake, easing it away from the tine, before tempting to remove it. Place on a cooling rack while you prepare the topping.


  • Make a Bain-Marie (place a glass bowl over a small pan with an few inches of water in the pan and turn up the heat to medium). Add the chocolate square, tahini and coconut oil and allow to melt. Combine with a spoon before drizzling it over the cake.
  • You can eat immediately or leave the topping to set hard - both are equally as delicious!


Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.
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