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Moist Passover Apple Cake

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Unbelievably moist cake. Most Passover desserts are very dry but this cake is incredibly moist."
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1 h 15 m servings 371
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 9-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with vegetable shortening.
  2. Beat egg whites in a metal, glass, or ceramic bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Set aside.
  3. Place the egg yolks, oil, and orange juice into a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy and thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of sugar, mixing well, then lightly stir in the matzo cake meal and salt. Use a rubber spatula or wire whisk to fold about 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the matzo meal mixture. Gently run the spatula through the center of the mixture, then around the sides of the bowl, repeating until fully incorporated. Add the remaining egg whites, folding until just incorporated.
  4. Mix together 3/4 cup of sugar with cinnamon in a bowl. Spread half the batter into the prepared baking pan; distribute the apple quarters evenly over the batter. Sprinkle the apple pieces with about 1/2 cup of the sugar-cinnamon mixture, spread the remaining batter over the apples; sprinkle the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture over the top of the cake.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Cut into squares while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 371 calories; 16.7 54.9 3.5 62 153 Full nutrition

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This is a very good dessert. I did as most others and made 1.5 times the dough and used 3- 4 very large apples. I baked it in an 8x8 disposable pan for 50 minutes. I actually made 3 of these t...

This cake was very good. It actually may have been too gooey from the apples inside which is why next time I make this cake, I will definitely use 2-3 apples and 1.5 times the batter. I didn't w...

Great recipe! I made 1.5 times the batter and added 1 tsp. vanilla to it. For the apples, I cut them in smaller pieces. I also did not use 3/4 cup of sugar on them, just about a tablespoon. ...

A friend made this and brought it to a seder. It was the hit of all the desserts! Incredi8bly moist, light, sweet and delicious! I want to try making it myself. So she said to come here to get t...

This recipe is incredible. I've made it for 3 seders already and it is even rabbi-approved. :) I used 3 apples and 3/4 of the egg white mixture, otherwise it gets too fluffy. I also sliced the ...