Claire Makes Swirled Sesame Cake | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Feb 8, 2019
  • Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she bakes swirled sesame cake. This savory dessert, which is an amazing combination of cardamom, sesame and tahini, gives you a perfect "swirl" of flavor.

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  • William Estrada
    William Estrada 20 hours ago

    ))))))). 🕶️👋.

  • Ross Campoli
    Ross Campoli 20 hours ago


  • BleedTheWineUnholy

    People need to grow up, it's just a word, m o i s t, GET OVET IT ALREADY

  • Benny Powers
    Benny Powers Day ago

    Say it with me now: "teh... HEE... nuhh"

  • Michael Horodowicz

    Love it.

  • Nicholas Quarino

    I love Claire so much!

  • LaniLou
    LaniLou Day ago +1

    Can you try making gourmet Starbucks Coffee Cake? But like the *original* one, from 10 years ago. The really good, darker colored one, not the bland Sysco one they sell now.

  • Matt Kwikest
    Matt Kwikest Day ago

    I still don't understand why moist is a word that makes people cringe. its just a word. if you have cringy connotations about it, maybe you got a dirty mind - and cant come to terms with it.

  • nattsurfaren
    nattsurfaren Day ago

    Looks like swirled mold cake

  • Michel Pariseau
    Michel Pariseau Day ago

    There are so many things to like about this video. Claire is an exceptional teacher and communicator, explaining each technique clearly and simply. In addition to just being a delightful beautiful human being, her honesty and simple self-confidence is beguiling. What a treat it is to watch you, Claire! Thank you for sharing your gifts. Michel

  • Ace Lightning
    Ace Lightning Day ago

    I wonder what a slice of that cake/bread would be like if I toasted it?

  • sinny k
    sinny k Day ago

    Claire seems really depressed in this video. What's going on?

  • Russell Brown
    Russell Brown Day ago

    This is an older video, isn't it? She seems to have less gray.

  • Skinperiod Inc.
    Skinperiod Inc. Day ago

    hydrated my g

  • Bestsk8eva
    Bestsk8eva 2 days ago +1

    Where’s the dehydrator though Claire? 😂

  • Nick O
    Nick O 2 days ago

    Beautifully saturated

  • Turn Left
    Turn Left 2 days ago

    Ikr. I wonder if Claire would let me make the sexy time in her

  • orion khan
    orion khan 2 days ago

    No one tasted it on camera aside from *Claire* ?

  • AKsmitherz
    AKsmitherz 2 days ago

    Juicy. Juicy bread.

  • Espen Oset
    Espen Oset 2 days ago


  • Nico Yazawa
    Nico Yazawa 2 days ago

    I just want Claire to hug me with her gigantic mommy bear arms.

  • Stephanie Hackathorn

    Claire's hot AF

  • Jess Boo
    Jess Boo 2 days ago

    Is she officially back in bon appetit??

  • Zoo9a
    Zoo9a 2 days ago

    Claire the kind of woman that makes you wish you're not single

  • Raven Mitchell
    Raven Mitchell 2 days ago

    Claire please do a Q and A! I know more about Brad than you from this channel. Love yah❤

  • Nocure92
    Nocure92 3 days ago


  • lily
    lily 3 days ago

    did anyone notice in the beginning that chris didn't open his mouth but was still responding to claire? lol must've been an editing thing, but i was just like ??

    • lily
      lily 3 days ago

      Michele N Claire turned around and said “Chris” and was staring at him while he was (supposedly) responding

    • Michele N
      Michele N 3 days ago

      I thought that was the camera person?

  • ChubbyGirl KetoBeginning

    hydrated cake? lol

  • Hungry Caterpillar
    Hungry Caterpillar 3 days ago

    I’m sorry but I thought it was unprofessional of you to yell the recipe over the mixer...

  • yugisr
    yugisr 3 days ago

    I'm still waiting for a BA cookbook titled "Greatest Saff(H)itz"

  • синий кот
    синий кот 3 days ago

    two claire videos in a row!!!

  • Bosphorus Way
    Bosphorus Way 3 days ago

    This is called marble cake in Turkey

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James 3 days ago

    bon appétit's best girl!

  • Zachary Rivera
    Zachary Rivera 3 days ago

    Can you make gourmet Quaker granola bars

  • Movie Effects Pro
    Movie Effects Pro 3 days ago

    Please make a jolly rancher Claire!

  • Antonio Norman
    Antonio Norman 3 days ago

    Anyone else miss Brad? Good times...

  • Anonymous User
    Anonymous User 3 days ago

    Claire be looking like a snacc 👀

  • Albdruck
    Albdruck 3 days ago

    "Really good with a cup of tea"
    Me: I'm sold.

  • Viking Hans
    Viking Hans 3 days ago

    "A nice, hydrated cake." There you go. You never have to say moist ever again.

  • chad
    chad 3 days ago

    why not brad lately

  • A.S.M.A
    A.S.M.A 3 days ago

    This bch making this cake as if it is a nuclear bomb ! It’s a damn sesame cake ! Even children can make it

  • Miya McManus
    Miya McManus 3 days ago

    “Claire makes gourmet SweetTarts”

  • Jace Beleren
    Jace Beleren 3 days ago

    Question: Can you somehow take parts of this recipe for other quick bread recipes if you want make your own?

  • Daniel Rodriguez
    Daniel Rodriguez 3 days ago

    BA - what else could you use instead of the sesame seeds (allergy)?

  • Jewell Morgan
    Jewell Morgan 3 days ago

    Claire could literally make anything and I’d watch it

  • Kevin Breckman
    Kevin Breckman 3 days ago

    I hope Bon Appetit gets Claire to do more videos like this and not the ones where she tries to make a certain food

  • Mr Meme
    Mr Meme 3 days ago

    Where’s brad and vinny???

  • Eleanor Vidmar
    Eleanor Vidmar 3 days ago

    Claire, can you make macarons?

  • onmyway221
    onmyway221 3 days ago

    What’s wrong with Claire?

  • Gustavo Prato
    Gustavo Prato 3 days ago


  • carolbuzelim
    carolbuzelim 3 days ago

    Why she can't say moist? I never understand why people don't like that word

  • Harriet Bleu
    Harriet Bleu 3 days ago

    Attempt gourmet loft house pink frosted sugar cookies!!! PLS

  • orionHCCA
    orionHCCA 3 days ago

    Thicc and pale ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Denise DeCamp
    Denise DeCamp 4 days ago

    I wait for Claire videos ... and wait and wait and wait and then... the sun rises. 🤗🤓

  • Midnight
    Midnight 4 days ago

    Make gourmet gum please

  • Brian Newton
    Brian Newton 4 days ago

    Call it hydrated well. lol

  • Michael Baum
    Michael Baum 4 days ago

    Claire. Don’t grind coffee in that. Please.

  • Molly Payton
    Molly Payton 4 days ago

    Does anyone think I could use almond or coconut yogurt to make it dairy free?

  • Madison DeMarse
    Madison DeMarse 4 days ago

    You should try to make a kinder egg

  • MajorTomTGC
    MajorTomTGC 4 days ago

    I hope you guys go on to great things, Loved the channel

  • chaimoss1
    chaimoss1 4 days ago

    why she looks so sad in this vid!?

  • Sebastian Vogel
    Sebastian Vogel 4 days ago


  • Richard Scheibel
    Richard Scheibel 4 days ago

    Last month I binge watched every Claire video. All is good, now that she finally dropped a new one. Please bring back the "Pastry Chef Makes Gourmet ..." videos.

  • Shannon L
    Shannon L 4 days ago

    She seems tired

  • Kat Lilek
    Kat Lilek 4 days ago

    I call a cake spongey instead of saying that gross word...

  • Nick Adelman
    Nick Adelman 4 days ago

    looks delicious... but i would call that marbled vs swirled

  • Faith Fox
    Faith Fox 4 days ago

    I'm really curious about why this/not that. She does a great job of explaining the leavening chemistry, but I am really curious about why oil and not butter, and why full fat yogurt rather than greek.

  • Michael Gans
    Michael Gans 4 days ago me. I want to eat your moist cake. I mean that in a perverted way.

  • Patrick Horgan
    Patrick Horgan 4 days ago

    My favorite

  • TNTrotoluene
    TNTrotoluene 4 days ago

    I hope everything is okay at the BA kitchen. Claire seems a bit nervous and all over the place in this video. I can't really put my finger on it, but something about this video felt different. Also a weird audio thing at 9:25.

  • Gordon Ng
    Gordon Ng 4 days ago

    The only reason why I watch this Channel is for Claire to make 'gourmet' versions of junk food. What is this normal food stuff?

  • internetandspace
    internetandspace 4 days ago


  • Daniel
    Daniel 4 days ago +3

    Great video! Claire seems really baked baking this bread!

  • Martin Hellerud
    Martin Hellerud 4 days ago +1

    Can you try to make tea? Just use the machine who dries ingredients to powder

  • Chris Burns
    Chris Burns 4 days ago

    Claire is looking good!

  • Naturalisto
    Naturalisto 4 days ago

    Love your videos

  • Jhasmine Samoy
    Jhasmine Samoy 4 days ago

    Where’s Brad

  • Hailey Waynor
    Hailey Waynor 4 days ago

    You should make honey boba

  • CurlyToot
    CurlyToot 4 days ago

    Soooo glad Claire came back - i think i'd watch her do pretty much anything!!

  • Pretty Plus
    Pretty Plus 4 days ago

    Claire is Bon appetits money maker

  • Tabitha Jackson
    Tabitha Jackson 4 days ago

    Something is wrong and I’m like worried but I can’t do anything about it but ponder 😂

  • Caitlyn Gillaspie
    Caitlyn Gillaspie 4 days ago

    Other descriptors could be... “Not dry” or “well-irrigated”.

  • Raul Argueta
    Raul Argueta 4 days ago

    Claire is honestly such a wife. Claire if you're reading this I LOVE YOU

  • Jessica Innes
    Jessica Innes 4 days ago

    *can you pleassseee try making gourmet canned spaghetti*

  • Jon Gaull
    Jon Gaull 4 days ago

    You should show the batter more often so I can see what it's supposed to look like

  • David Rivers
    David Rivers 4 days ago

    9:25 “yes” echo lol

  • Jonathan Agnew
    Jonathan Agnew 4 days ago

    Haphazard is such an underutilzed word. Claire is the most likeable human alive

  • Nic Melsop
    Nic Melsop 4 days ago

    Where has brad been??? I miss brad...

  • Kris Herbst
    Kris Herbst 4 days ago

    Try it out

  • Kris Herbst
    Kris Herbst 4 days ago

    Claire is so pretty

  • Mohsen Naini
    Mohsen Naini 4 days ago

    I made the bread/cake, Claire! Well sort of. I couldn’t find any black sesame seeds at the store today, AND I managed to forget the cardamom ಠ_ಠ

  • Cat -.-
    Cat -.- 4 days ago +1

    Claire’s hair looked especially nice in this video! Glad to see more of her: I was getting tired of rewatching her other videos!

  • Grizzly
    Grizzly 4 days ago +1

    Please make a version of the Hostess Pudding Pie. RIP

  • AlbinoPeacock
    AlbinoPeacock 4 days ago

    That is one sexy quick-bread

  • Bailey Henderson
    Bailey Henderson 4 days ago +1

    Papa murphy's is getting up to 0 loss with out my rants everyday no one would get good services from sears and kmart I forgive everyone and myself we do everything wrong only I do what's right I am the goverment to me other pro bailes just do the work they are doing I do the work the nation needs not just what I want and if I have to rename the papa aldo -murphy company to my name too I will I get a new local chain after me for saving sears and kmart

  • Steven Nelissen
    Steven Nelissen 4 days ago

    Where is brad

  • J&J Bassing
    J&J Bassing 5 days ago

    Literally could watch Claire paint a wall.

  • Caty Brown
    Caty Brown 5 days ago

    I made it, and it was delicious. Claire is always to be trusted

  • sw4087 Tal
    sw4087 Tal 5 days ago

    maybe it's just me but I like a little more action happening in the background.

  • AlwaysRaw
    AlwaysRaw 5 days ago

    where is brad?! we want brad!