Monday, April 18, 2011

Nathalie's Passover Nut Cake

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.


Elisabeth said...

A cake for every occasion: You are the cake Queen!

Addison Dewitt said...

That's it - I've decided to convert.

Marcia said...


Sam Smith said...

Your blog always makes me hungry :P


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