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


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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  • pinktoaster


    9 hours ago

    Claire is my wcw

  • Xavier Paquin

    Xavier Paquin

    24 days ago

    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

    Month ago

    PAM! PAM!

  • William Rice

    William Rice

    Month ago

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

  • Lost Cosmos

    Lost Cosmos

    Month ago

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

  • London1869


    Month ago

    I am thinking of doing this as muffins.

  • Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey Alan

    4 days 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


    Month ago

    أكو عرب بالطياره ؟

  • phospholipid Bi layer

    phospholipid Bi layer

    Month ago

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

  • T. B.

    T. B.

    Month 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

    Month ago

    I love watching you cook

  • Adam K

    Adam K

    Month ago

    Instead of moist : "Well hydrated".

  • deheid


    Month ago

    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.

    Month ago

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

  • Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey Alan

    13 days ago

    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


    Month ago

    This girl....

  • shmoo


    Month ago

    I love Claire! :-)

  • JD


    Month ago

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

  • director381


    Month ago


  • Anna Azarov

    Anna Azarov

    Month ago

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

  • NikkiEyeCabbage


    Month 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


    Month ago


  • masanyang da

    masanyang da

    Month ago

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

  • Andrew Schlidt

    Andrew Schlidt

    Month ago

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

  • lauren r

    lauren r

    Month ago

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

  • Sarah Mabe

    Sarah Mabe

    Month ago

    only subscribed for claire.

  • Fightosaurus


    Month ago

    Claire is amazing 😍

  • Anita Gomez

    Anita Gomez

    Month ago

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

  • 123404


    Month ago

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

  • Seabastiannnn


    Month ago

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

  • Andrew Klager

    Andrew Klager

    2 months ago

    The cake was sultry.

  • oelschlegel


    2 months ago

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

  • Hazem Ahmed

    Hazem Ahmed

    2 months ago

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

  • Breanna Messerschmidt

    Breanna Messerschmidt

    2 months ago

    PAM?! Really?

  • Emily Schaab

    Emily Schaab

    2 months ago

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

  • alexnd1ke393


    2 months ago

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

  • Queen Sectonia

    Queen Sectonia

    2 months ago


  • Ras Alghul

    Ras Alghul

    2 months ago

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

  • Taco Cat

    Taco Cat

    2 months ago

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

  • London1869


    2 months ago

    Can I triple this recipe without adjustments?

  • Khaled K

    Khaled K

    2 months ago

    Claire is sort of like my therapist tbh

  • Michael Snake

    Michael Snake

    2 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

    2 months ago

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

  • Randy Marsh

    Randy Marsh

    2 months ago

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

  • Kerbal Space Command

    Kerbal Space Command

    2 months ago

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

  • inoch07


    2 months ago


  • Alex Loredo

    Alex Loredo

    2 months ago

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

  • Jason Bucy

    Jason Bucy

    2 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

    2 months ago

    I love Claire

  • Mijacogeo


    2 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

    2 months ago

    Just call it soft

  • MrTingles


    2 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

    13 days ago

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

  • John Kohanski

    John Kohanski

    2 months ago

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

  • Kat Sam

    Kat Sam

    2 months ago

    I'd watch Claire boil water

  • Raging Gamer

    Raging Gamer

    2 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


    2 months ago

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

  • Jordan Balke

    Jordan Balke

    2 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

    2 months ago

    ))))))). 🕶️👋.

  • Ross Campoli

    Ross Campoli

    2 months ago


  • BleedTheWineUnholy


    2 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

    2 months ago

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

  • Michael Horodowicz

    Michael Horodowicz

    2 months ago

    Love it.

  • Nicholas Quarino

    Nicholas Quarino

    2 months ago

    I love Claire so much!

  • SweetBizou


    2 months ago

    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

    2 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.

  • nattsurfaren


    2 months ago

    Looks like swirled mold cake

  • Michel Pariseau

    Michel Pariseau

    2 months 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

    2 months ago

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

  • Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey Alan

    13 days ago

    Ace Lightning this is great toasted! I tested the recipe out for my channel and really liked it.

  • sinny k

    sinny k

    2 months ago

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

  • Russell Brown

    Russell Brown

    2 months ago

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

  • Emma Esparza

    Emma Esparza

    Month ago

    Russell Brown I think she just parted her hair in a different way so it shows less gray.

  • Skinperiod Inc.

    Skinperiod Inc.

    2 months ago

    hydrated my g

  • Bestsk8eva


    2 months ago

    Where’s the dehydrator though Claire? 😂

  • Nick O

    Nick O

    2 months ago

    Beautifully saturated

  • Turn Left

    Turn Left

    2 months ago

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

  • orion khan

    orion khan

    2 months ago

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

  • AKsmitherz


    2 months ago

    Juicy. Juicy bread.

  • Espen Oset

    Espen Oset

    2 months ago


  • Nico Yazawa

    Nico Yazawa

    2 months ago

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

  • Stephanie Hackathorn

    Stephanie Hackathorn

    2 months ago

    Claire's hot AF

  • Jess Boo

    Jess Boo

    2 months ago

    Is she officially back in bon appetit??

  • Zoo9a


    2 months ago

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

  • Raven Mitchell

    Raven Mitchell

    2 months ago

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

  • Nocure92


    2 months ago


  • lily


    2 months 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


    2 months ago

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

  • Michele N

    Michele N

    2 months ago

    I thought that was the camera person?

  • megan dryden

    megan dryden

    2 months ago

    hydrated cake? lol

  • Hungry Caterpillar

    Hungry Caterpillar

    2 months ago

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

  • SRey


    2 months ago

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

  • синий кот

    синий кот

    2 months ago

    two claire videos in a row!!!

  • Bosphorus Way

    Bosphorus Way

    2 months ago

    This is called marble cake in Turkey

  • Andrew James

    Andrew James

    2 months ago

    bon appétit's best girl!

  • Zachary Rivera

    Zachary Rivera

    2 months ago

    Can you make gourmet Quaker granola bars

  • Movie Effects Pro

    Movie Effects Pro

    2 months ago

    Please make a jolly rancher Claire!

  • Antonio Norman

    Antonio Norman

    2 months ago

    Anyone else miss Brad? Good times...

  • Anonymous User

    Anonymous User

    2 months ago

    Claire be looking like a snacc 👀

  • Albdruck


    2 months ago

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

  • Viking Hans

    Viking Hans

    2 months ago

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

  • chad


    2 months ago

    why not brad lately

  • A.S.M.A


    2 months 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

    2 months ago

    “Claire makes gourmet SweetTarts”

  • Jace Beleren

    Jace Beleren

    2 months 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

    2 months ago

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

  • Jewell Morgan

    Jewell Morgan

    2 months ago

    Claire could literally make anything and I’d watch it

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