Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe

Passover vanilla cake recipe, the cherished Jewish holiday, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.

It is a time of reflection, celebration, and culinary delights. As families and friends gather around the Seder table, the aroma of traditional Passover dishes fills the air.

But amidst the unleavened bread and matzah, there’s always room for a delectable dessert to conclude the meal on a sweet note.

Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe
Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe

How To Prepare Passover Vanilla Cake Recipe?


  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup matzo cake meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and granulated sugar together until thick and pale yellow in color.

Step 3: Add the vanilla extract and vegetable oil to the egg yolk mixture. Mix well.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, sift together the potato starch, matzo cake meal, and salt.

Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg yolk mixture, mixing well after each addition, until the batter is smooth.

Step 6: In another clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Step 7: Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter until well combined. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites too much.

Step 8: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly.

Step 9: Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 10: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 11: Once the cake has cooled, you can dust it with powdered sugar for decoration. Slice and serve.

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.

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.

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).