Wonderfully sweet and delicate Passover chocolate cake makes a fabulous dessert
for Jewish friends during Passover.
Apricot jam and walnuts with chocolate, for a taste that can't be beat.
1 Tablespoon Matzo meal or matzo cake meal, for dusting
1 package (8 oz) Semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
6 Eggs, separated
3/4 cup Sugar, divided
3/4 cup Margarine, softened
1 tsp Grated orange peel
1 cup Walnut pieces, finely ground
1/4 cup Apricot jam
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 9-inch springform pan
Melt 7 ounces of the chocolate, set aside.
Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on
high speed until thick and lemon colored. Add margarine, beat until light
and fluffy. Add melted chocolate, orange peel and walnuts, mix well.
Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake Passover chocolate cake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a small knife or spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake, remove rim of pan. Gently loosen Passover cake from bottom of pan with a spatula; place cake on wire rack. Cool completely. Microwave apricot jam in microwaveable bowl on high for 10 seconds. Spread over top of cake. Melt remaining 1 ounce chocolate, drizzle over cake.
Let Passover chocolate nut cake stand until chocolate is firm.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!