Delicious Passover Apple Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

one of those it's too good to be pesach recipes that has been a standard in my family for decades. The recipe is very forgiving, and is delicious in all its forms. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375F, and grease a 9" x 13" pan. (If you are feeling virtuous, dust it with cake meal, but I never do -- ).
  2. Peel, slice or grate apples and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in mixer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in sugar and salt, then oil, lemon juice and lemon peel.
  5. Mix together the cake/matzo meal and the potato starch, and add to the batter, still beating.
  6. Spoon or pour half of the batter into the greased pan.
  7. Top with all of the apples and raisins, if desired. (Don't worry, there aren't too many apples!).
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  9. Top with remaining batter, and sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.
  10. Bake at 375F for 35-45 minutes (or more).


Most Helpful

Didn't change a thing, added all optional ingredients and every one raved about how delicious it was.

shalva.cutler April 04, 2015

I think this is a delicious Passover dessert! I served it at Seder and my guest all loved it and even admitted they would eat it all year round! It think the key to this cake is the lemon zest and juice. Will definitely make again next year.

kmoth April 25, 2011

I made this for the second seder this year because of all the positive reviews. It was OK, but I thought it tasted Pesachdik. My husband really liked it though, and was happy to finish the leftovers over the next couple of days.

Balabusta Wannabe June 11, 2008

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