shared by followers | following

Passover Coffee Cake With Central European Charoset

  • 12 servings
  • Mins
    Prep Time
  • Mins
    Cook Time


¾ cup safflower or peanut oil plus
2 tablespoons safflower or peanut oil
cup ground walnuts
5 eggs
cups sugar plus
2 tablespoons sugar
cups matzo cake meal (not matzo meal)
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Juice of 2 lemons - (4 to 5 tbspns)
Grated zest of 2 lemons
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 Red Delicious apples peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 cup coarsely-chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup sweet Passover wine
Show Hide

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat g %
Saturated Fat g %
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg %
Sodium mg %
Total Carbohydrate g %
Dietary Fiber g %
Sugars g
Protein g %


For the Central European Charoset: Combine apples, walnuts, honey and cinnamon in bowl and mix well. Add wine and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Lightly grease 8-inch-square baking pan with 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with ground walnuts and set aside. Mix egg yolks and 1 1/4 cups sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add matzo cake meal and salt alternately with 3/4 cup oil, lemon juice and zest, and mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Using rubber spatula, fold 1/4 beaten egg whites into egg yolk mixture until well blended. Fold in remaining beaten egg whites. Pour half batter into baking pan. Sprinkle 1 cup Charoset over batter. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half over top. Drop large dollops of batter over Charoset and spread evenly. Sprinkle with 1 cup Charoset and remaining cinnamon-sugar. Batter will fill pan completely. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean and cake is golden brown, 1 hour. This recipe yields 12 servings. Each serving: 292 calories; 225 mg sodium; 89 mg cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 46 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 1.14 grams fiber.

More recipes by Jane J.

views icon 740 heart icon No one has favorited this yet. Be the first! (hide recent) (view recent)

Member options

By logging in, you can leave comments and rate this recipe.

Sign In