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

This was my grandmother's signature cake--she once took it overseas in a suitcase for my mother's birthday! It's moist, not too sweet and a nice mix of chocolate and nuts. You can substitute matzo meal for the breadcrumbs to make this for Passover.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat egg whites until stiff, and gradually add sugar until stiff and shiny.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix with the egg yolks, then gently add to egg whites.
  3. Mix dry ingredients and fold gently into egg mixture.
  4. Pour batter into a greased springform pan and bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees.
  5. Drizzle brandy on top of the baked cake.
  6. Once the cake is cold, you can coat it with a layer of dark chocolate or dak chocolate melted with margarine.