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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  • tina
    tina Day ago

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

  • E. G. Verde
    E. G. Verde 13 days ago

    Dammit Claire, you burned the cake.

  • MeSoyCapitan
    MeSoyCapitan 19 days ago

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

  • CheesyPlum
    CheesyPlum 22 days ago


  • Bruno Barreto Carvalho

    you dont want to say moist? say dryn't

  • Bailey Austin
    Bailey Austin Month ago

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

  • Mya Moran
    Mya Moran Month 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 2 months ago

    Claire is my wcw

  • Xavier Paquin
    Xavier Paquin 3 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 3 months ago

    PAM! PAM!

  • William Rice
    William Rice 4 months ago

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

  • Lost Cosmos
    Lost Cosmos 4 months ago

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

  • London1869
    London1869 4 months ago

    I am thinking of doing this as muffins.

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 3 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 4 months ago

    أكو عرب بالطياره ؟

  • phospholipid Bi layer
    phospholipid Bi layer 4 months ago

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

  • T. B.
    T. B. 4 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 4 months ago

    I love watching you cook

  • Adam K
    Adam K 4 months ago

    Instead of moist : "Well hydrated".

  • deheid
    deheid 4 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. 4 months ago

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

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 3 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 4 months ago

    This girl....

  • shmoo
    shmoo 4 months ago

    I love Claire! :-)

  • JD
    JD 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • NikkiEyeCabbage
    NikkiEyeCabbage 4 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 4 months ago


  • Max Zambo
    Max Zambo 4 months ago

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

  • Andrew Schlidt
    Andrew Schlidt 4 months ago

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

  • lauren r
    lauren r 4 months ago

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

  • Sarah Mabe
    Sarah Mabe 4 months ago +1

    only subscribed for claire.

  • Fightosaurus
    Fightosaurus 4 months ago +1

    Claire is amazing 😍

  • Anita Gomez
    Anita Gomez 4 months ago

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

  • 123404
    123404 4 months ago

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

  • Seabastiannnn
    Seabastiannnn 4 months ago

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

  • Andrew Klager
    Andrew Klager 4 months ago

    The cake was sultry.

  • oelschlegel
    oelschlegel 4 months ago

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

  • Hazem Ahmed
    Hazem Ahmed 4 months ago

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

  • Breanna Lee
    Breanna Lee 4 months ago

    PAM?! Really?

  • Emily Schaab
    Emily Schaab 4 months ago

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

  • alexnd1ke393
    alexnd1ke393 5 months ago +1

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

  • Queen Sectonia
    Queen Sectonia 5 months ago


  • Ras Alghul
    Ras Alghul 5 months ago

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

  • Taco Cat
    Taco Cat 5 months ago

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

  • London1869
    London1869 5 months ago

    Can I triple this recipe without adjustments?

  • Khaled K
    Khaled K 5 months ago

    Claire is sort of like my therapist tbh

  • Michael Snake
    Michael Snake 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Randy Marsh
    Randy Marsh 5 months ago

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

  • Kerbal Space Command
    Kerbal Space Command 5 months ago +2

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

  • inoch07
    inoch07 5 months ago


  • Alex Loredo
    Alex Loredo 5 months ago

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

  • Jason Bucy
    Jason Bucy 5 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 5 months ago

    I love Claire

  • Mijacogeo
    Mijacogeo 5 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 5 months ago

    Just call it soft

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 5 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 3 months ago

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

  • John Kohanski
    John Kohanski 5 months ago

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

  • Kat Sam
    Kat Sam 5 months ago

    I'd watch Claire boil water

  • Raging Gamer
    Raging Gamer 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Jordan Balke
    Jordan Balke 5 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 5 months ago

    ))))))). 🕶️👋.

  • Ross Campoli
    Ross Campoli 5 months ago


  • BleedTheWineUnholy
    BleedTheWineUnholy 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz 5 months ago

    Love it.

  • Nicholas Quarino
    Nicholas Quarino 5 months ago

    I love Claire so much!

  • SweetBizou
    SweetBizou 5 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 5 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
    nattsurfaren 5 months ago

    Looks like swirled mold cake

  • Michel Pariseau
    Michel Pariseau 5 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 5 months ago

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

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 3 months ago

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

  • sinny k
    sinny k 5 months ago

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

  • Russell Brown
    Russell Brown 5 months ago +1

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

    • Emma Esparza
      Emma Esparza 4 months ago

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

  • Skinperiod Inc.
    Skinperiod Inc. 5 months ago

    hydrated my g

  • Bestsk8eva
    Bestsk8eva 5 months ago +1

    Where’s the dehydrator though Claire? 😂

  • Nick O
    Nick O 5 months ago

    Beautifully saturated

  • Turn Left
    Turn Left 5 months ago

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

  • orion khan
    orion khan 5 months ago +1

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

  • AKsmitherz
    AKsmitherz 5 months ago

    Juicy. Juicy bread.

  • Espen Oset
    Espen Oset 5 months ago


  • Nico Yazawa
    Nico Yazawa 5 months ago

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

  • Stephanie Hackathorn
    Stephanie Hackathorn 5 months ago +2

    Claire's hot AF

  • Jess Boo
    Jess Boo 5 months ago

    Is she officially back in bon appetit??

  • Zoo9a
    Zoo9a 5 months ago

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

  • Raven Mitchell
    Raven Mitchell 5 months ago

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

  • Nocure92
    Nocure92 5 months ago


  • lily
    lily 5 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
      lily 5 months ago

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

    • Michele N
      Michele N 5 months ago

      I thought that was the camera person?

  • megan dryden
    megan dryden 5 months ago

    hydrated cake? lol

  • Hungry Caterpillar
    Hungry Caterpillar 5 months ago

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

  • SRey
    SRey 5 months ago

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

  • синий кот
    синий кот 5 months ago

    two claire videos in a row!!!

  • Bosphorus Way
    Bosphorus Way 5 months ago +1

    This is called marble cake in Turkey

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James 5 months ago +1

    bon appétit's best girl!

  • Zachary Rivera
    Zachary Rivera 5 months ago

    Can you make gourmet Quaker granola bars

  • Movie Effects Pro
    Movie Effects Pro 5 months ago

    Please make a jolly rancher Claire!

  • Antonio Norman
    Antonio Norman 5 months ago

    Anyone else miss Brad? Good times...

  • Anonymous User
    Anonymous User 5 months ago

    Claire be looking like a snacc 👀

  • Albdruck
    Albdruck 5 months ago +1

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

  • Viking Hans
    Viking Hans 5 months ago

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