From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Kosher-for-Passover Apple Pistachio Cake

Kosher-for-Passover Apple Pistachio Cake

Moist, flavorful, and satisfying without being heavy, this Kosher-for-Passover apple cake will make the perfect dessert during Pesach.

Kosher-for-Passover desserts are a food group on their own. It is hard to find a delicious and healthy dessert that tastes good and is actually good for us.

At Passover, just like any other time of the year, we want to eat healthily but we also want to have some sweet foods and desserts. It can be harder to find options for desserts which satisfy without leaving us totally constipated.

About this Apple Cake

For this apple cake I used this matzo cake meal and this potato starch. and these raw organic kosher pistachios. The added applesauce, orange juice and yellow summer squash lighten up the cake.

Using vegetables in a cake might seem a little strange but it is actually an effective and well established method. We can use vegetables like beetroot, carrot, pumpkin and zucchini in cakes. During baking, the natural sweetness is brought out. Vegetable cakes are notoriously moist and delicious, thanks to the natural water content of the ingredients making it easier to reduce or eliminate oil.

People might assume finding vegan alternatives to traditional ingredients like eggs and butter would be difficult. Baking is a scientific process which requires accurate measuring. But vegan options are plentiful, user-friendly and also won’t spoil as quickly as versions containing animal products.

This recipe uses the following special ingredients: The potato starch and the matzo cake meal are kosher-for-Passover and the pistachios and the flax seed are kosher certified. Here are links to the ingredients that I used:

Matzo cake meal

Organic Kosher pistachios

Kosher potato starch

Kosher flaxseed

If you like this recipe, you’ll love The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant Based Recipes for Your Holiday Table

In the comments, tell us your favorite Kosher-for-Passover dessert.