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.
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
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