We recently celebrated eight days of Pesach (Hebrew for “Passover”). Most people know this holiday as the Matzah holiday. Since one of the days fell on the day Sarah attends school, I made sure to sign up to bring snack that week (we are all responsible for bringing snack once per semester). That way I knew that Sarah and I would be eating “Kosher for Passover” food only.
I decided to bake a recipe my hubby shared with me the week prior. This recipe can easily be changed by switching out the cake meal for flour.
Apple Cake w/ Crumb Topping
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
¾ cup cake meal
5 apples, peeled an sliced
½ cup sugar
½ cup cake meal
4 tbsp of butter/margarine
- Set oven at 350.
- Spray 8’’ pan with oil
- Beat the eggs with sugar and oil until the mixture is light colored.
- Add the cake meal and mix well.
- Pour half of the mixture into a greased pan. 8″
- Put half of the apples over the batter.
- Pour the rest of the batter over the apples and cover with the remaining apples.
- Mix the topping in a small bowl and sprinkle over the cake.
- Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for about 40 minutes.
I decided to bake this cake the night before class and I was really tired. So instead of the two layer cake it suggested above, I opted to make only one layer. I brought it to class the next day and explained a little bit about why I brought a Pesach cake. Before snack time ended, I quickly went back to my baking dish to snap a picture. To my surprise, people went back for seconds so all I got was a picture of the last piece! I also brought a box of Matzah for the class to taste.
P.S. It’s only been three months and we’ve already celebrated 3 Jewish Holidays. Add that to the non-Jewish holidays we celebrate plus birthdays and anniversaries and, wow, that’s a lot of celebrations!