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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  • Swapnil Shilpa
    Swapnil Shilpa 14 minutes ago

    I made this yesterday and I am absolutely in love with this bread. It is my new favorite! It smells insanely good and tastes even better! Thank you so much for this recipe! 😊

  • TheDooooodyyyyy
    TheDooooodyyyyy 2 days ago

    هذا مو نفسه قرص عقيلي؟

  • ProtoSnake
    ProtoSnake 4 days ago

    I'm surprised that nobody's made a Congo reference?

  • toshiyuki suzuki
    toshiyuki suzuki 18 days ago

    Hi, thanks for this recipe. I love sesame seeds. I find the video too long for a simple recipe. Aside from Mr. Andy, the presentors do the vids with TMI. Is the vid about the recipe or an exhibition of your knowledge?

  • Eric M
    Eric M 18 days ago

    In my opinion, what she just made was not good, but it’s Claire, so it’s still in my liked videos folder

  • The Innovator
    The Innovator Month ago

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I think it is certainly delicious, but I am Arab and my grandmother says that the excessive of black sesame is harmful, if the recipe is good only should not increase the black sesame.

  • tina
    tina Month ago

    i could spend the entire day watching Claire. Not in a creepy way lol.

  • E. G. Verde
    E. G. Verde Month ago

    Dammit Claire, you burned the cake.

  • MeSoyCapitan
    MeSoyCapitan Month ago

    The audio and video quality just aren't right. Claire is on form as always though.

  • CheesyPlum
    CheesyPlum Month ago


  • Bruno Barreto Carvalho
    Bruno Barreto Carvalho 2 months ago

    you dont want to say moist? say dryn't

  • Bailey Austin
    Bailey Austin 2 months ago

    I HATE the word moist. I just say nicely or heavily hydrated. 😂😂😂

  • Mya Moran
    Mya Moran 2 months ago

    The biggest baking tip I have taken away is after baking something in a pan is to put it all on a wire rack and man it all comes out beautifully every time!! Thank you BA kitchen!

  • pinktoaster
    pinktoaster 3 months ago

    Claire is my wcw

  • Xavier Paquin
    Xavier Paquin 4 months ago +1

    Moist isn't a disgusting word... If you want to take a disgusting word out of your vocabulary, stop saying protein instead of meat

  • wood wooden
    wood wooden 5 months ago

    PAM! PAM!

  • William Rice
    William Rice 5 months ago

    Oh that might be cool too , use an oil mister to coat the pan in roasted sesame oil.

  • Lost Cosmos
    Lost Cosmos 5 months ago

    moist moist moist moist moist! Did that make you... moist?

  • London1869
    London1869 5 months ago

    I am thinking of doing this as muffins.

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 4 months ago

      This recipe is delicious! I tested this recipe for my channel and it turned out well. This would be perfect as a muffin -- but probably hard to get the swirl in the cup.

  • Negan20
    Negan20 5 months ago

    أكو عرب بالطياره ؟

  • phospholipid Bi layer
    phospholipid Bi layer 5 months ago

    wow the best episode would be Claire making a lunchable !!🙌🏽🙌🏽🎈🎈🥰🥰

  • T. B.
    T. B. 5 months ago

    i’m going try this as a gluten free quick bread and see how it turns looks delicious . would be amazing with japanese sencha.

  • Ranier Ross
    Ranier Ross 5 months ago

    I love watching you cook

  • Adam K
    Adam K 5 months ago

    Instead of moist : "Well hydrated".

  • deheid
    deheid 5 months ago +1

    This recipe is amazing. It has the taste of Halvah Thanks Claire! I used 1/2 cup of cocoa instead of the black sesame seeds. A new favorite.

  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H. 5 months ago

    Well, who has a coffee/spice grinder...

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 4 months ago +1

      Daniel H. I just tested this on my channel. I don’t have a spice grinder, so I did it in the blender. It worked OK, but I had some seed fragments - still got a distinct swirl though.

  • luchooloco
    luchooloco 5 months ago

    This girl....

  • shmoo
    shmoo 5 months ago

    I love Claire! :-)

  • JD
    JD 5 months ago

    I don’t like the preview shots. Feels like I’m going crazy and don’t know what year it is.

  • Anna Azarov
    Anna Azarov 5 months ago

    Pam spray it’s really toxic and not good for health not sure why too lazy use melted butter

  • NikkiEyeCabbage
    NikkiEyeCabbage 5 months ago

    I made this and it was amazing. It’s on day three of sitting on the counter and somehow it keeps getting more delicious and soft. Claire is a food witch.

  • loyalsausages
    loyalsausages 5 months ago


  • Max Zambo
    Max Zambo 5 months ago

    i’m here simply because I see Claire in the thumbnail.

  • Andrew Schlidt
    Andrew Schlidt 5 months ago

    Yay! You were promoted from “Pastry Chef” to Claire 😀

  • lauren r
    lauren r 5 months ago

    i read cinnamon and saw cinnamon and now im at a loss, mandala effect. period.

  • Sarah Mabe
    Sarah Mabe 5 months ago +1

    only subscribed for claire.

  • Fightosaurus
    Fightosaurus 5 months ago +1

    Claire is amazing 😍

  • Anita Gomez
    Anita Gomez 5 months ago

    Clair and brad are naturals in front of the camera ! If anyone is wondering why they are favorites !! 😊😉❤

  • 123404
    123404 5 months ago

    I absolutely hate cooking/baking but I will 100% watch Claire or Brad making anything

  • Seabastiannnn
    Seabastiannnn 5 months ago

    They trying to make claire boring with this bread.. but I'm still here lol learned something new 🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️🙇🏿‍♂️💻💻💻🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  • Andrew Klager
    Andrew Klager 5 months ago

    The cake was sultry.

  • oelschlegel
    oelschlegel 5 months ago

    i want to see a series where brad makes claire's recipes and claire makes brad's.

  • Hazem Ahmed
    Hazem Ahmed 6 months ago

    Is it just me or is Claire a little bit off, or tired.

  • Breanna Lee
    Breanna Lee 6 months ago

    PAM?! Really?

  • Emily Schaab
    Emily Schaab 6 months ago

    Lol she used non stick spray to get the parchment to stick to the pan.

  • alexnd1ke393
    alexnd1ke393 6 months ago +1

    Claire is a queen! Need sooo much more of her in my day

  • Queen Sectonia
    Queen Sectonia 6 months ago


  • Ras Alghul
    Ras Alghul 6 months ago

    This video should have way more views!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Taco Cat
    Taco Cat 6 months ago

    Who's Artisan and why is their name on the side of the Mixer?

  • London1869
    London1869 6 months ago

    Can I triple this recipe without adjustments?

  • Khaled K
    Khaled K 6 months ago

    Claire is sort of like my therapist tbh

  • Michael Snake
    Michael Snake 6 months ago

    Jesus that sugar?!?!?!? That's so unhealthy! You guys over there trying to encourage people to get heart disease and die?

  • Jackie Hong
    Jackie Hong 6 months ago

    moist cake... no
    juicy cake? YES YES YES

  • Randy Marsh
    Randy Marsh 6 months ago

    I used to have a girlfriend named Pam but she wouldn't fit in that pan

  • Kerbal Space Command
    Kerbal Space Command 6 months ago +2

    I'm glad Claire is getting more videos, she's the only one I watch.

  • inoch07
    inoch07 6 months ago


  • Alex Loredo
    Alex Loredo 6 months ago

    Is it just me or is Claire literally the cutest living being ever?

  • Jason Bucy
    Jason Bucy 6 months ago

    Everyone loves Clair. Her videos average 5X-10X more view than any other Bon videos. I hope they pay her accordingly.

  • Ras Alghul
    Ras Alghul 6 months ago

    I love Claire

  • Mijacogeo
    Mijacogeo 6 months ago

    Sorry to be that guy, but in the fact box at 0:46, it should say "e.g." not "i.e."

  • Savanna Ramsfield
    Savanna Ramsfield 6 months ago

    Just call it soft

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 6 months ago

    I personally don't like the poppy/vanilla variant, it's usually bone dry. I've had good experiences with oil-based cakes, so I wonder if this sesame version might be worth a try...

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 4 months ago

      MrTingles I tried this out on my channel - very tasty and not dry at all.

  • John Kohanski
    John Kohanski 6 months ago

    I made this for dessert for Sunday dinner today, it was just meh. Sorry, not a winner.

  • Kat Sam
    Kat Sam 6 months ago

    I'd watch Claire boil water

  • Raging Gamer
    Raging Gamer 6 months ago

    Does anyone know what ended up happening for that bit where claire was gone for awhile? My understanding was she was no longer with bon appetit but now i don't really see brad anymore on the channel, are they just on vacation?

  • JohnnyBuschi
    JohnnyBuschi 6 months ago

    "Mr. Homolka... Stop eating my sesame cake... STOP EATING MY SESAME CAKE!"

  • Jordan Balke
    Jordan Balke 6 months ago

    I wish they’d process the audio a little more. These videos are great but the background humming noises are so obnoxious

  • William Estrada
    William Estrada 6 months ago

    ))))))). 🕶️👋.

  • Ross Campoli
    Ross Campoli 6 months ago


  • BleedTheWineUnholy
    BleedTheWineUnholy 6 months ago

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

  • Benny Powers
    Benny Powers 6 months ago

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

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 6 months ago

    Love it.

  • Nicholas Quarino
    Nicholas Quarino 6 months ago

    I love Claire so much!

  • SweetBizou
    SweetBizou 6 months 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 6 months 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.