Passover Pareve Apple Cake

A light, fruity cake, perfect for Passover
Apple Cake

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Flour has been swapped for matzo cake meal in this kosher for Passover apple cake recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Leite’s Culinaria.

10
Servings
149
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 1/2 Cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

For the cake

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cups matzo cake meal
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 1/3 Cup raisins

Directions

For the topping

Mix together the walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

For the cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square cake pan or baking dish.

With an electric mixer, beat the eggs together.

Beat in the sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until the mixture thickens. Gradually pour in the oil, beating constantly. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula, and gently stir in the matzo cake meal, until well combined.

Pour half the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half the topping, half the apples, and all the raisins, over the batter. Pour the remaining batter over the filling. Spread the apples and remaining topping over the batter.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until the topping has caramelized, and the cake is beginning to pull away from the pan. Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
61µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
38µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
155mg
16%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
116mg
8%
Water
13g
0%

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