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Fragrant Etrog Cake


After having used the etrog for a mitzva on Sukkot we try to figure out what to do with our esrogim after Sukkot.This cakes tastes delightful with a hint of etrog to help us savor the taste of Sukkot a little longer.

Recipe updated August 2022



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a tube pan with oil or non stick spray with flour.

Grate the esrog peel and juice lemon and lime and whatever juice you can squeeze from the esrog (strain to remove membranes and seeds). Reserve one tablespoon juice and etrog peel for the glaze.


Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar until light and lemon in color, about 10 minutes.

4. Sift flour, baking powder and salt.

Gradually incorporate flour mixture into the eggs, gently mixing after each addition. Add the oil, again gently mixing. Do not overbeat.

6. Add citrus mixture and blend.
7. Place batter in pan and bake about 45 minutes or when inserted toothpick comes out dry .



Blend together glaze ingredients, the reserved citrus mixture, and etrog peel.

2. Remove cake from pan and drizzle glaze over warm cake.