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Print This Delicious Holiday Passover Chocolate Nut Cake Recipe

Passover Chocolate Nut Cake Recipe

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
Preheat oven, grease and dust side of springform pan with matzo meal.

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.

*Matzo meal is an excellent binder, used in place of breadcrumbs. Matzo meal can be used in any recipe which calls for breadcrumbs; it has a very clear, plain flavor which will not clash with other ingredients.

During Passover for example, a number of foods are forbidden. If you are cooking food for Jewish guests during Passover, ask them about their specific culinary traditions and if you should use ingredients like matzo meal. While all types of matzo are presumed Kosher, not all are safe for Passover, since some have ingredients which are restricted during this important holiday.
12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 134 g
Calories 267
Calories from Fat 177
Total Fat 19.7g 30%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 14%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 19.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 5.6g
Vitamin A 13% • Vitamin C 2% • Calcium 2% • Iron 4%

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