Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield
12 servings

This rich, nutty confection is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup, giving it a flavor much like baklava. For the best flavor, soak overnight, and serve chilled.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through eggs) in a large bowl; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in matzo cake meal and next 5 ingredients (matzo cake meal through 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon), beating until well blended. Pour into prepared pan; bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely.

Step 3

To prepare syrup, combine 2/3 cup granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Pierce top of cake several times with a fork; pour syrup over cake. Cover and chill.

Ratings & Reviews

jhante's Review

jhante
April 15, 2012
I took this dessert to our family seder this year -- it was a big hit. This will be part of our regular set of Passover recipes from now on! Easy to make!

lvcookielady's Review

lvcookielady
March 31, 2010
First time I made it, it was like a solidified flan. Although it did have a great taste it was weird looking. Second time I made it I used a wire whisk to beat egg whites first, then added eggs and rest of ingredients as in recipe. Great cake and great taste. The syrup was enough for two cakes.