Other than a macaroon, or some specially made sweets, there are not too many dessert recipes during Passover which is why I am so lucky that my amazing Grandma came up with this no bake layered matzah cake recipe!
I think some of the best recipes are those that come from family members, because I don’t know about you, but my Grandma and my mom make the best food ever.
I have so many things to learn from them, especially with many traditional recipes, but this was a simple one to get started with.
Layered Matzah Cake
- 8 pieces of matzah 1 set aside
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14oz
- 1 stick of unsalted butter softened at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Start by letting your butter soften to room temperature.
- Place the walnuts into a large ziplock bag and make sure it is closed tightly. Using something heavy, such as a meat tenderizer, crush the walnuts into smaller pieces.
- When the butter has softened, add the condensed milk and vanilla, and stir until combined. Mix in the walnuts. If the sauce seems extremely thick, add a splash of warm water or milk.
- Place some parchment paper on a large plate. Begin with one piece matzah, add about 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of the mixture. Spread it out on the matzah but leave about 1/2 inch border. Top with another piece of matzah and repeat, until you have used 7 matzah slices.
- With the remaining matzah piece, crumble into small pieces and mix into remaining icing. Use this as a crumble to top the cake with.
- Take a new plate, turn it upside down and place it on top of the cake. Top this plate with something heavy. (I used a pot and filled it with 5 apples to make it extra heavy)
- Leave the cake covered and pressed overnight, or at least 6 hours before serving.
Slice the cake and enjoy! Because of all the layers, the slices may look small at first, but they crumble into a few pieces towards the end.
This is definitely one of my favorite parts of Passover! I look forward to my Grandma’s cake every year…and now she taught me so I can make my own!
Hope you enjoy and happy holidays to all!
Lots of LOVE,