Passover Apple Cake

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If I remember correctly, my mother discovered this recipe in one of her cookbooks and added it to her Pesach repertoire sometime in the early 80s. It is absolutely excellent, and does not taste like Pesach cake at all.

It is ‘gebrokts’ (uses matzah products in the recipe) and is especially excellent hot out of the oven (what isn’t??)

Be sure to let me know if you make it and tell me how it is!

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  • 12-15 ServingsServings


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup cake meal
  • 2 tablespoon potato starch

For filling:

  • 3 pound sliced apples
  • Juice of a lemon (I usually use a splash of lemon juice)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cinnamon

For topping:

  • 1/2 cup nuts Combine with cinnamon/sugar to taste


Preheat oven to 350°. Beat eggs; add sugar, oil, cake meal and potato starch. Combine filling ingredients. Divide the batter in half. Spread half in greased 9 x 13" pan, spread the apple filling on top and spread other half of batter over the apple filling. Sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake one hour. Test if done.