Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe

The Passover vanilla cake recipe does not get any easier than this. This recipe for a vanilla cake is simple yet delicious. It has a light vanilla flavor that isn’t overpowering and has no spices.

The frosting is of light cream cheese and confectioners sugar with vanilla extract to give it some flavor.

Since the cake isn’t overly sweet, the icing can handle that sweetness quite well and make a nice contrast in flavors between the cake and icing.

Use the best quality vanilla you can find. The vanilla will make a difference in the taste of this cake.

Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe
Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe


How To Prepare Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Yield: 16 servings


  • Mixing Bowl,
  • Muffin Pan,
  • Cake Pan


For Cake:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (with the seeds from 1 vanilla bean split in half)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

For Icing:

  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 tbsp. of confectioners sugar (reduce if needed)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Step 2: Cream butter, salt, and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. (using an electric hand mixer)

Step 3: Add the flour and mix until just incorporated. (about 30 seconds)

Step 4: Add the vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk and mix until there are no streaks of unmixed flour.

Step 5: Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 6: Set the oven to 350 degrees f. and let it heat up while you make the icing

Step 7: Cream the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer. (with the paddle attachment)

Step 8: Add the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract and mix until evenly mixed. (about 2-3 minutes)

Step 9: Use a spatula to remove the cake from its pan. The icing will be very sticky and thick.

Step 10: Drizzle on top of each cake (one layer or multiple layers) or spread it with an icing spatula, depending on how much you want on each cake square.

Step 11: Let the icing set until the desired consistency is reached. (mine took about 10 minutes)

Step 12: Enjoy your Passover vanilla cake recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Amount
Carbs16 g
Fat7 g
Fiber0 g
Protein3 g
Sodium275 mg

Is Cake Allowed During Passover?

Yes, it is allowed during Passover. This cake uses sweetened condensed milk, a common ingredient in most cakes during Passover.

Another recipe of mine that is also allowed is my chocolate chip peanut butter cake. As far as I know, this cake won’t cause any issues for you or your family to enjoy Passover.

Which Ingredient Makes Cake Soft And Fluffy?

Sweetened condensed milk is that ingredient that makes cakes soft and fluffy. When cream cheese is combined with sweetened condensed milk, the cake becomes light and fluffy.

Can I Use Margarine And Oil In Place Of Butter?

Yes, you can use margarine or oil to replace your butter in this recipe. Remember to reduce the amount of confectioners sugar by half so you can still get the sweetness out of the cake without it being overly sweet.

Is Sweetened Condensed Milk Ok For Passover?

Yes, sweetened condensed milk is allowed for Passover. It consists of ingredients that are used during Passover. This will be fine for your family to use during Passover.

Does Cake Need To Be Covered In Plastic Wrap?

Yes, the cake has to be covered in plastic wrap so that skin doesn’t form on top of it as it cools. Plastic wrap allows the humidity to escape and prevents skin from forming on top of your cake.

What Should I Do If My Cake Is Dry?

Your cake will most likely be dry if you over-baked it. The best way to fix this is to get another cake and make a layer out of them to top the dry one and then drizzle some icing over the top of it.

You can also add more frosting on top of your cake (don’t add too much, though) to help give it moisture back.

How To Serve?

1. Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving

2. Use a flat knife to cut your cake as if cutting out a square for each person.

3. If you want to frost your cake, ensure it is cold so the frosting will harden and set back up when it is cut into and served at room temperature.


The cake will be light and fluffy with a subtle vanilla flavor. I consider this a cake that kids may like because of the taste, but adults will also love it. Since it is so light and fluffy, it can be served for breakfast or snacks as an alternative to candy bars.

This is a great way to celebrate Passover and will be incredibly delicious if you have friends over during the sukkah or have kiddush (whether it’s Passover or not).