Apple Cake for Passover

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


20 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this Passover apple cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apple Cake for Passover Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/4 cups matzo cake meal, divided
  • 4 large apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Dust a greased 13x9-in. baking dish 1/4 cup matzo meal; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In another large bowl, beat eggs until slightly thickened. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in oil and water. Combine potato starch and remaining matzo meal; add to egg mixture and mix well.
  3. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Top with apples and remaining batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, top with whipped cream.
Passover Apple Cake Tips

Can you make your own matzo cake meal for Passover Apple Cake?

Matzo cake meal is typically finer than matzo meal, but you can certainly use matzo meal to make your own cake meal. Simply process matzo meal in a food processor until uniformly ground. Use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of matzo meal for every cup of matzo cake meal in your recipe.

What kind of apples should you use to make Passover Apple Cake?

Tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Braeburn, are usually favored for baked goods because they hold up well and have a pronounced flavor. Discover which apples are best for baking, cooking and eating!

How should you store Passover Apple Cake?

Store pieces of Passover Apple Cake in a lidded airtight container for up to 3 days. Read more tips on how to store baked goods.

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Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 294 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.