Passover Apple Cake


My mother, Faye Grant, has been making this Passover apple cake for Seder for years. It's the best apple cake you'll ever taste!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups matzo meal

  • ½ cup potato starch

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 8 large apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • ½ cup brown sugar, or more as needed

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.

  2. Beat oil, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Stir in matzo meal, potato starch, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until incorporated. Set aside.

  3. Toss apples with brown sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate large bowl.

  4. Layer 1/2 of the dough into the prepared baking dish. Pour apple mixture on top, then pat remaining dough over apples. Sprinkle with some brown sugar, if desired.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
20g Fat
64g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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