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Passover Awesome Cake

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Parve Parve
Hard Hard
10 Servings


- Tree nuts - Egg
2 Hours, 15 Minutes

No Diets specified

Submitted by Tamar Marvin


A nut meringue base topped with velvety chocolate and cream, this cake was immediately dubbed “Passover Awesome Cake” by my husband the first time I made it. It’s become a treat that my family looks forward to all year. This cake is wonderful for a dairy meal, but can also be made parve. It uses ingredients that are easy to find kosher for Pesach.


Nut meringue layer

  • 4 eggs whites (reserve the yolks for the chocolate layer)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)

  • 1 cup finely ground nuts, such as hazelnuts or almonds (125 g)

Chocolate Layer

  • 7oz semisweet chocolate, chopped (200 g)

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, cubed (110 g)

  • 4 egg yolks

Crème layer

  • 1 cup cream or non-dairy whipping cream

  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules (optional, for mocha)


Prepare the Nut Meringue Base Layer


Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and grease a 9″ (22 cm) round, preferably springform, cake pan.


Whip the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Gradually add in the sugar while whipping. Fold in the ground nuts.


Spread the mixture in the prepared cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes, until golden around the edges and well set in the center.

Prepare the Chocolate Layer


Melt together the chopped chocolate along with the water and sugar, either in a double boiler or in the microwave in 2 20-second intervals, stirring between.


When evenly melted, stir in the butter/margarine. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.


Beat the reserved egg yolks with a fork and strain them into the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.


Spread the chocolate evenly over the meringue when it’s ready, then cover and place in the refrigerator to chill completely, about 1 hour.

Prepare the Crème Layer


Whisk the coffee granules in the cream, if using. Whip the cream until stiff, then add the sugar. Spread on top of the cake and continue to chill until serving.

Passover Awesome Cake

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