Passover Baklava Cake

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passover baklava cakeThis rich, nutty confection is soaked in a honey-citrus syrup, giving it a flavor much like baklava. For the best flavor, soak overnight, and serve chilled.

Ingredients
Cake:
•  Cooking spray
•  3/4 cup granulated sugar $
•  1/4 cup packed brown sugar
•  2 tablespoons vegetable oil $
•  3 large egg whites
•  2 large eggs $
•  1/2 cup matzo cake meal
•  1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
•  1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
•  3 tablespoons fresh orange juice $
•  1/4 teaspoon salt
•  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Syrup:
•  2/3 cup granulated sugar $
•  1/4 cup honey
•  1/3 cup fresh orange juice $
•  3 tablespoons water
•  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice $
•  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Preparation

1.    Preheat oven to 350°.
2.    To prepare cake, coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through eggs) in a large bowl; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in matzo cake meal and next 5 ingredients (matzo cake meal through 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon), beating until well blended. Pour into prepared pan; bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely.
3.    To prepare syrup, combine 2/3 cup granulated sugar and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Pierce top of cake several times with a fork; pour syrup over cake. Cover and chill.

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Posted on Shalom Adventure by: Barbara Zaremsky

 

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