An apple cake recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival can make a sweet conclusion to a Passover Seder or it can be served at any evening meal during the Passover / Pesach festival. Apple cake recipes abound, but a typical apple cake recipe must be adjusted to conform to Jewish dietary laws for the Passover / Pesach festival. The following apple cake recipe does just that, substituting matzo cake meal for the usual wheat flour that is used as part of a recipe for apple cake. Flour that comes from any of the five following grains - barley, oats, rye, spelt, or wheat - is prohibited during Passover (except when making matzo, then flour from one of the five aforementioned grains must be used). I have attempted to make the following instructions for the apple cake recipe easy to follow by arranging them in an orderly list for easy reading.

Passover Apple Cake Recipe

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup matzo cake meal
1/3 cup peanut oil
5 apples, pared and sliced


1/3 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions for the Passover Apple Cake recipe:

  1. Mix the eggs, sugar and cake meal together.
  2. Add oil.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour half the mixture into a lightly greased 8- or 9-inch (20.32-centimeter or 22.86-centimeter) square baking pan.
  5. Spread a layer of apples over the batter (If desired, add mixture of sugar/cinnamon, white raisins and nuts on top of apple layer.).
  6. Pour the remaining batter into the pan and cover with the rest of the apples.
  7. Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  8. Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius or Centigrade).
  9. To make a larger cake, double the recipe and place in a 9-by-13-inch (22.86-centimeter-by-33.02-centimeter) oblong pan.

Makes an 8-inch cake, or 20.32-centimeter cake in metric.

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