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.