Passover Honey Cake

Silvie Dosser


This is a modern traditional Passover Cake. The shape of the bundt cake represents the Mountain of the Lord, the milk and honey represents the promised land, the nuts represent the Torah given at Mount Sinai that one must chew and meditate on and the sprinkled coconut or white icing sugar represents the Manna; God's miraculous provision in the desert. This is a fun cake to make for children allowing to retell the story of the Exodus, how God cared for His people. Just a quick note, when you are in a pinch, you can use a Golden Yellow cake mix and replace the fluids with Honey and milk.

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 to 18
30 Min
45 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I loved that this cake is not overly sweet - it has the wonderful sweet taste of honey. I had a hard time limiting myself to one slice!



1/2 c
crisco vegetable shortening
3/4 c
of each white sugar and golden yellow sugar
2/3 c
liquid honey
1 tsp
1/2 c
apple sauce
3 Tbs
baking powder
3 1/2 c
flour or matzo meal
2/3 c
1/3 c
liquid honey
1/2 c
chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds


icing sugar
shredded coconut
1/3 c
liquid honey

How to Make Passover Honey Cake


  • 1Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
    Grease a bundt cake pan with cooking spray.
  • 2In large mixing bowl, cream Crisco, sugars, and honey, then stir in vanilla and applesauce. Blend in 3 eggs. Add 3 Tbsp baking powder.
  • 3Start adding flour 1 cup at a time intermittently with the milk until a smooth batter forms.
  • 4In bottom of bundt pan, sprinkle choice of nuts, pour 1/3 cup of honey to cover nuts. Then gently pour batter over the honey and nuts.
  • 5Bake in oven for 40 to 45 min or until a toothpick inserted in it comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes on cooling rack before inverting onto plate.
  • 6Once cool, place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • 7Finishing the cake, remove from refrigerator. If you wish to use icing sugar, it is simple just sprinkle through a small sieve over top of cake. If you wish to use coconut pour a little more liquid honey over top then sprinkle shredded coconut.

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About Passover Honey Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Jewish
Dietary Needs: Kosher
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids