10 Passover-Friendly Recipes Using Matzo Cake Meal

a plate of Passover chocolate chip cookies made with matzo cake meal
Photo: Andi

Matzo cake meal is an essential ingredient during Passover, with a texture closest to flour that can be used in baking cakes, cookies, brownies, and more. For all of your Passover baking needs and beyond, we've rounded up our most popular and top-rated recipes using matzo cake meal here.

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Deb's Passover Brownies

Matzo cake meal and potato starch combine with cocoa powder and chocolate chips for deliciously fudgy brownies. The glowing reviews say it all — this is a must-have for Passover!

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Passover Chocolate Mandelbrot

a batch of mandelbrot

Dozens of five-star reviews mean this should be your go-to mandelbrot recipe. "Wow this recipe was the best. I just became a member so I can review this. I made this... for the Seder and it came out incredible," says reviewer bryna.

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Moist Passover Apple Cake

a tube cake made with apples and matzo cake meal for Passover
Alan Salkowitz

An impossibly moist matzo meal cake that's loaded with apples. Unsure if this is the recipe for you? Take it from reviewer melsbells: "This recipe is incredible. I've made it for 3 Seders already and it is even rabbi-approved."

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Passover Choco-Nut Mandel Bread

a pile of Passover chocolate mandel bread
Jody Pearlstein Rappaport

Wow family and friends with this mandel bread, but just hope no one gets offended when yours outshines the rest! As reviewer jillalex says, "This was better than our family recipe."

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Passover Pumpkin Muffins

No one will be able to tell that these muffins are made especially for Passover — another example of a recipe that may just become a staple year-round. "Best Passover muffin ever! I reduced the recipe to a dozen and the family ate them all the same day!" says reviewer bowmanden.

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Chocolate Passover Sponge Cake

Matzo cake meal, potato starch, and lots of eggs combine for a light-as-air chocolate cake. Add the optional walnuts or leave them out, or substitute with hazelnuts, almonds, or even pistachios.

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Dark Chocolate Passover Brownies

This big-batch Passover brownie recipe is made in a 9x13-inch pan, making them perfect for sharing. With a full cup of cocoa powder added to the mix, you know this is going to satisfy everyone's chocolate cravings.

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Passover Banana Coffee Cake

Grind the beans and start the coffee maker — you'll want to enjoy this moist matzo cake meal coffee cake alongside a piping hot cup of coffee.

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Passover Sponge Cake

Passover sponge cake on a cooling rack

This classic Passover sponge cake is made with matzo cake meal and just a hint of orange, though it doesn't taste like an orange cake. It's light without being dry, backed up by this review from jillalex: "Everyone said this didn't taste like a Passover dessert (meaning it wasn't sawdust). It was truly delicious."

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Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

a plate of Passover chocolate chip cookies made with matzo cake meal

These matzo cake meal chocolate chip cookies are so good that you may just start to make them year-round. It'll simply be too hard to wait until next Passover for another batch!

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More Inspiration

five-ingredient Passover chocolate torte
Katherine Martinelli

Get lots more inspiration for Passover, like this five-ingredient Passover Chocolate Torte recipe, in our recipe round-ups and collections:

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