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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C and grease a 9x13 inch glass baking dish.

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  • Combine eggs, oil and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer. Stir in matzo meal, potato starch and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

  • In a separate bowl, toss apples with brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Layer half of the dough into the prepared 9x13 inch dish. Pour the apples into the dish then pat remaining dough over the apples. Sprinkle with some brown sugar, if desired.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; 19.6 g total fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 16 mg sodium. 63.8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
This is SOOO delicious. I agree with a previous reviewer that you should either double the batter or cut down on the apples...I split the batter and started spreading half of it in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan (as called for) but immediately saw it wasnt near enough batter. so i switched to a 7 by 11 pan put half batter on bottom covered with only 3/4 of the apple mixture and topped with half of the batter. So either double batter of cut down on the apples. i dont understand the negative reviews...trust me this cake DOESNT TASTE PASSOVER and got rave reviews by my family. if you try ANYTHING TRY THIS--trust me!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/18/2003
I was extremely disappointed in this cake. First I would have used Matzoh Cake Meal not the coarser Matzoh Meal. Secondly there was not enough batter to even spread on the bottom of a 9/13" pan much less make two dough layers. I ended up with the apples on top without any dough covering them. The "cake" portion was soggy and I ended up throwing the whole thing out. It was a complete waste time of ingredients and time. Marlene Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
This is SOOO delicious. I agree with a previous reviewer that you should either double the batter or cut down on the apples...I split the batter and started spreading half of it in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan (as called for) but immediately saw it wasnt near enough batter. so i switched to a 7 by 11 pan put half batter on bottom covered with only 3/4 of the apple mixture and topped with half of the batter. So either double batter of cut down on the apples. i dont understand the negative reviews...trust me this cake DOESNT TASTE PASSOVER and got rave reviews by my family. if you try ANYTHING TRY THIS--trust me!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
This is SOOO delicious. I agree with a previous reviewer that you should either double the batter or cut down on the apples...I split the batter and started spreading half of it in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan (as called for) but immediately saw it wasnt near enough batter. so i switched to a 7 by 11 pan put half batter on bottom covered with only 3/4 of the apple mixture and topped with half of the batter. So either double batter of cut down on the apples. i dont understand the negative reviews...trust me this cake DOESNT TASTE PASSOVER and got rave reviews by my family. if you try ANYTHING TRY THIS--trust me!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2004
Absolutely wonderful. My boss wanted to know how I got the recipe for his grandmother's apple cake. I do have a suggestion. I read all the reviews bad and good. The only thing I did different was to double the batter when I saw how many apple slices there were once they were cut. There was plenty of batter for the bottom and the top. Kudos to the chef!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I made this to practice the dessert for Seder night and I was skeptical when I making this recipe. I had to press the "bottom" part of the batter into the pan it was so thick! And when I took it out of the oven it was very oily (what appeared like oil). I let it cool for a few hours and when the boyfriend tasted it he said it didn't taste like Pesach and he would've believed me if I had told him it wasn't! That's the highest compliment seeing as he dreads Passover food. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/18/2003
I was extremely disappointed in this cake. First I would have used Matzoh Cake Meal not the coarser Matzoh Meal. Secondly there was not enough batter to even spread on the bottom of a 9/13" pan much less make two dough layers. I ended up with the apples on top without any dough covering them. The "cake" portion was soggy and I ended up throwing the whole thing out. It was a complete waste time of ingredients and time. Marlene Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2007
This was a great Passover cake. A VERY nice change from the box mixes. After reading the other reviews I used only five apples and increased the batter to 1 1/2 times the original amount. We didn't have brown sugar so I had to use regular sugar instead. I also added some raisins to the apple mixture. The entire family adored it! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2012
i read all the reviews and agree that the batter needs to be doubled. i made it 3 times in a week once to try it second for passover and third for easter sunday! first go was ok too much nutmeg tho. i cut that to about less than a 1/2 a teaspoon. the second & third time i doubled the batter cut back on the nutmeg and added more brown sugar to the middle with the apples (which i only used about 4-5 apples) and on top BETTER!! everyone raved about it at both dinners! i will definitely make this again!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
I made this recipe and accidently used cake meal. It is delicious. Hubby did a taste test. Happy to find a good holiday recipe. (It's in the freezer waiting for Passover) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2003
More like an apple cobbler but HEAVY. Not eaten in spite of lovely aroma and taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
This is the best Passover dessert my family ever tasted! Took it to a Temple luncheon and everyone wants the recipe! Read More
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