After trying Ottolenghi's walnut halva cake, I knew I needed to bake more with halva. It's utterly delicious. I adapted this apple cake recipe to include halva, plus tahini for good measure.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. Add apple and halva.

  • Whisk melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, tahini, and vanilla extract together in another bowl. Fold into the flour mixture.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Tent with foil after 30 minutes to prevent over-browning.

  • Cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 13% DV; fat 17.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 62.1mg 21% DV; sodium 388.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition