Safta Miriam's Passover Seven Layer Cake Recipe -
Safta Miriam's Passover Seven Layer Cake Recipe
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Safta Miriam's Passover Seven Layer Cake

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"A no-bake kosher for Passover seven layer cake, with creamy chocolate, and Concord Grape Manischewitz soaked Matzo - you'll be looking forward to the end of the Seder for this one!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave by heating at 30 second intervals, and stirring between each one. When chocolate is almost melted, just remove from the microwave and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time until well blended. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with a pinch of superfine sugar until stiff. Fold the melted chocolate into the sugar mixture, then fold in the egg whites.
  3. Pour 1/4 of the bottle of wine into an 8x8 inch baking dish. Soak one of the matzo sheets briefly on both sides, then remove to a serving platter. If you soak too long, it will break apart and become hard to work with. Spread a thin layer of the chocolate cream over the soaked matzo. Continue soaking and layering the matzos and chocolate cream, leaving enough of the chocolate mixture to frost the sides when finished. Add more wine to the dish as necessary for soaking.
  4. Press chopped nuts onto the sides, or sprinkle them on top for garnish. Refrigerate overnight to allow the chocolate and wine to blend flavors.
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  • This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. For more information visit our Advice pages.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 26, 2008

I made this upscale, and people have been raving ever since! I followed most of the recipe- except... I toasted some macadamia nuts, then chopped them for the top and the sides. I also took some frozen whole cherries, chopped them, and put them all across the top. I did not use as much wine as mentioned, but did follow the soaking and poured some on top the night before I served it. It was incredible- and everyone has asked me for the delicious recipe! Thank you for bringing something delish to the usually not so delish passover dessert table!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 20, 2008

Very interesting idea. I didn't think this was good, but the kids at the seder liked it a lot. Afterwards, I realized that raw eggs probably were not good to serve to them, but they seem okay now. I could see playing with the recipe to improve the taste and texture and eliminate the raw egg problem.


14 Ratings

Apr 11, 2006

The best Passover cake I have ever had!! I would even make it during the rest of the year. Also it tastes AMAZING if you add you use a little bit of a chopped chocolate bar like chocolate chips.

Apr 11, 2011

I plan to make this with the "upscale" suggestions but I will alter this to substitute pasturized egg yolks and egg whites for the raw ingrediants. Decorating the top with chocolate curls and/or candied fruits would add to eye appeal.

Jul 19, 2006

I made two, figuring that something that small wouldn't feed the entire seder crowd. I was WRONG. This "cake" is so rich and so good that all 16 ate the one cake, and I sent the other home with the host. Good golly, this is good!!

Mar 30, 2012

I use to make this and my family adored it. I stopped because of the concern over raw eggs. It is an absolutely fantastic recipe. You can make it a couple of days ahead.

Jul 18, 2007

Great recipe! I make it every passover, it tastes even better if you add a hazelnut flavored chocolate to the melted chocolate! enjoy!

Mar 22, 2013

Relatives in Israel gave me the recipe so I was astonished to see it here! Egg concerns? Don't use them. It will turn out just fine. Wine concerns? Use grape juice, pomegranate or cherry juice and will be delicious. I sprinkle colored sprinkles on top instead of chocolate shavings. This serves a lot of people! And uses up matzoh. That's the point, right?


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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