Yes, the “PassCaken” Exists—Here’s How to Order Yours for Seder Dinner

The kosher-friendly PassCaken is all your favorite desserts rolled into one centerpiece-worthy cake—and it takes just a few days to get to your door.

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We’ve been suckers for celebrity chef Zac Young’s PieCaken creations for years. The show-stopping sweets are a play on the iconic turducken, mashing up multiple delicacies, including cakes, pies and cheesecakes, to create, one glorious, monstrous masterpiece. In fact, we even concocted our own shortcut PieCaken.

There have been strawberry-lemonade (which I was lucky enough to taste-test from the Goldbelly subscription box!), red velvet, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving PieCakens, all outrageous—and outrageously tasty—in their own right.

The PassCaken, inspired by Passover, is simply the latest (and perhaps the greatest?) iteration. And we can’t wait to dig our forks into it post-Seder dinner.

What is the PassCaken?

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The Kosher-style PassCaken is a mouthful—in more ways than one: Raspberry mousse garnished with a matzo crumble tops layers of flourless chocolate cake and matzo-crusted coconut macaroon pie. And you just know each luxurious layer is going to be extraordinary—Zac Young was named one of the best pastry chefs in the U.S. in 2015.

The layered cake measures 7 inches across and 5 inches tall, but it weighs a whopping 6 pounds. So, it’s safe to say that it’s small but mighty. The dessert serves 8-12 people because a small slice of this indulgent treat does the trick. Looking for more? Check out our collection of tasty Passover desserts.

The PassCaken arrives frozen and tightly wrapped in a package of dry ice alongside storage instructions. It can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or the freezer for a few months.

Just note, that while made of Kosher-style ingredients, this item is not Kosher-certified.

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Why I Love It

Now there’s something to be said about traditions, especially culinary ones. But when a holiday has been celebrated for millennia, a modern makeover is often welcome. And the PassCaken is just that.

It’s a mouthwatering homage and respectful fusion of classic treats and ingredients, such as coconut macaroons, matzo and chocolate. This is a delicious ending to dinner that will please traditional and laidback family members alike. Plus, the PassCaken makes a great Passover gift.

It also saves you serious time. After preparing the ceremonial foods, then serving up all of them on a Seder plate, you’ll crave a break in the kitchen. The PassCaken might be store-bought, but it sure is beautiful and high quality—even the staunchest “all homemade everything” advocate would be proud to serve it.

And it doesn’t require much forethought either. Because of the rushed shipping, the PassCaken takes just a couple days to arrive on your doorstep.

I’m not the only one who’s impressed! The PieCaken Bakeshop, as a whole, has 4.9 stars on Goldbelly, and Joe Ariel, the founder and CEO of Goldbelly, named this particular goodie one of his favorites.

Where to Buy a PassCaken

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The PassCaken is available on Goldbelly’s website for $100. So add it to your shopping cart stat for a thick slab of the specialty cake in just days! Trust us when we say your Seder dinner will never been the same.

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Annamarie Higley
Annamarie is Taste of Home’s Shopping Editor. In this role, she’s able to channel her affinity for online shopping and novel, cost-effective products into helpful insights, recommendations and roundups for our readers. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, crafting and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.