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Sesame Pumpkin Chocolate Cake
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5 from 2 votes

Sesame Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Sesame Pumpkin Chocolate Cake has a splendid combo of flavors that taste like fall. This cake is the perfect cake to snack on.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cake, sesame, sesame pumpkin chocolate cake, snacking cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 325kcal
Cost: 10


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil (such as avocado oil or grape seed oil) 
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chunks or chips (about 3/4 of a cup) reserving a few pieces for the top


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 8-inch round baking pan (or you could use a 8x4-inch loaf pan. Alternatively you can also use a 9x5-inch loaf pan (but your loaf will be a bit more stout). 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, neutral oil, sesame oil, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and sugar. You want it to be well combined so mix it with a whisk or spatula for a good minute or so. Next, add the flour, sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, kosher salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix once more until mostly combined. Lastly, add most of the chocolate (reserving a few pieces for the topping) and mix until no more speckles of flour appear; being sure NOT to over-mix the batter. 
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish and smooth it out into an even layer. Sprinkle the top with a small handful of black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds, along with a few chunks of chocolate. 
  • Place in the oven to bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.  


Calories: 325kcal