How to Make a Yummy Passover Sponge Cake

by Ben Lemel 🎈

There are many high in fat and sugar cakes. But this isn't guilt free but it's certainly a better alternative for a satisfying cake.


  • 7 Cups Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Potato starch
  • ¾ Cups Ground nuts (almond or filbert or pecan)
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil (any kosher for Pesach oil)
  • Dash of orange juice (optional)
  • Lots of smiles :o)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    If a family member is allergic to nuts. You can replace that with 1/2 cup orange juice.

    Step 2

    Here's all the ingredients.

    Step 3

    Separate the eggs into two bowls.

    Step 4

    Separating eggs are best when cold. Don't panic if you see a little bit of yolk or a piece of shell. Take a larger broken shell and fish around. It's like a magnet:)

    Step 5

    Oh of course! Preheat the oven to 350

    Step 6

    Beat the egg whites till peaks firm. (We will add 1/2 cup of sugar when it starts to peak)

    Step 7

    Put potato starch, oil, nuts and a 1/2 cup of sugar, and a dash of orange juice:) Use hand mixer to mix.

    Step 8

    Once you see peaks. Slowly add a 1/2 cup of sugar.

    Step 9

    Mix well the yolk mixture.

    Step 10

    Here's the snow! Take a spatula and "plop" it into the yolk mixture.

    Step 11

    Like this. And then slowly fold in the whites into the yolk. (If you mix it real quick the snow will decease it's size)

    Step 12

    Mixed:) Don't forget to scrape the bottom while mixing.

    Step 13

    You can use any size pan. We used a 9" x 13". Line it with parchment paper and dab some oil around (especially the sides) And you are now ready to pour in the batter.

    Step 14

    Go ahead and pop into the oven. For about 30-35 minutes.

    Step 15

    All baked!! Insert a toothpick. If clean its ready. If not then another 5 minutes in the oven :)

    Step 16

    Let cake cool completely on a rack or etc. Don't be surprised if the cake shrinks. It's the way it goes with Passover cakes! And it freezes real nicely! Enjoy with coffee and Happy Passover!! 😄