The Absolute Best Cakes to Make for Passover

Fruity, creamy, or chocolaty — we've got lots of flourless cake ideas for you.

Nearly every year before Passover begins, I get a call from my friend Melanie’s mom. “Hi Shannon, it’s Joan, Melanie’s mom. I need some ideas for a Passover-friendly birthday cake for her.” Luckily, I tend to have a few good ideas for sweet treats on hand for my friend’s loving mother. But what a bummer, because in my world, there is nothing quite like a sheet cake with tons of sugary frosting to indulge in on your birthday.

But Melanie isn’t the only one whose birthday sometimes falls during Passover. If you or a loved one’s birthday falls during the eight days of Passover this year, or ya know, you just like cake (like me), here’s a bunch of delicious, satisfying cakes to enjoy, no hametz necessary.

matzah tiramisu passover recipe

Matzah Tiramisu

Passover Sponge Cake from One Sarcastic Baker

Lemon Ricotta Almond Cake from Cakelets and Doilies

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe from The New York Times

Funfetti Matzah Cake from Kveller

No-Bake Strawberry Coconut Pie


Chocolate Quinoa Cake

7 Layer Sponge Cake from ZoeBakes

Coffee Meringue Ice Cream Cake from Martha Stewart

Chocolate Matzah Layer Cake from Tasting Table

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake from Yammie’s Noshery

Flourless Coconut Cake with Chocolate Glaze from Helen Goh and Yotam Ottolenghi

Chocolate Macaroon Cake with Orange Buttercream  from Molly Yeh

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnut Almond Crust


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