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Black Sesame Banana Cake

9x9 inch baking pan
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Keyword cake
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 9
Author Cherry on My Sundae


Black sesame paste

  • ½ cup black sesame seeds toasted
  • ½ cup honey

Black sesame banana cake

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoon black sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 medium ripe banana peeled, sliced in half lengthwise


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Process ½ cup black sesame seeds in a food processor until finely ground. Add ½ cup honey and process until the mixture becomes a paste.
  • Cream together ½ cup softened butter with ¾ cup brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer for 3-4 minutes or until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 4 mashed bananas, ¼ cup yogurt, and 1 teaspoon vanilla, the black sesame paste, and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients including 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¾ teaspoon baking soda, 3 tablespoon sesame seeds, and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Cut the banana in half lengthwise and arrange it on top of the cake, gently pressing it in. Bake the black sesame banana bread for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.