We always end our Passover Seder with a sponge cake. My dad’s mom, Grandma Gertie used to make it. When the tradition was passed down, I felt somewhat honored to be making Grandma’s cake, until one day I realized Grandma’s recipe was pretty identical to the one found on the Manischevitz cake meal box. I felt like Monica after she tried to perfect Phoebe’s special chocolate cookie recipe. If you don’t know what I mean, you should be ashamed and then watch this.
Anyway, ever since the realization that Grandma’s cake was more of a generic Passover sponge cake recipe than a secret family recipe, I have realized how average that cake is (sorry Brinks). We still make the cake for Grandma’s sake, she’s 92 after all, but this year I was finally home in time to make something more exciting for night two.
I found a recipe for Passover Cheesecake on Epicurious that had great reviews (4 forks!). The crust is made from almonds and matzo meal and cheesecake is already Passover ready. My first attempt at cheesecake was mighty good.
Happy Passover. And, Happy Updating!