Since tonight is the first night of Passover, I thought I'd share a fantastic recipe for a nut cake that my cousin Nathalie makes. Although it's kosher for Passover, she makes it all year around because it's so delicious and fairly easy to make.
6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons matzo meal
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons icing sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
water or cream or butter
Beat egg yolks and sugar well until creamy. Add matzo meal...
...nuts and lemon juice, mixing well between additions.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until VERY stiff...
...and gently fold it into the batter. Do not overmix.
Bake in a greased 9" springform pan at 350F for 55-60 minutes until cake is dry. Pass a knife around the sides and remove springform pan. Once cooled, take a large spatula, remove cake from bottom pan and put on serving dish.
You can finish cake off in various ways. One way is to sprinkle icing sugar over it though a fine seive. Additionally, melt the chcolate chips with enough water, cream or butter to give it runny consistency and drizzle it over the icing sugar. If desired, add chopped nuts.
I used a bit more of the chocolate/butter combo and covered the whole cake.