Wednesday, March 27, 2013

18 Layer No Bake Matzo S'mores Cake for Passover

I often find recipes in odd places such as the back of a carton or box. And, that's exactly where this one was--on the back of the Manischewitz Matzo Box. What's really funny is that this is a recipe for a No Bake Matzo S'more Cake. Right up my alley, with a few tweaks! Nothing you can do about replacing the matzo with graham crackers if you're serving this during Passover.  However, you can replace the non-dairy whipped topping with marshmallow creme. There are several kosher varieties, including at least one that's kosher for Passover.

Here are some tips, too! 
First, you can half this recipe. How many people are you feeding, after all?
Second, it's easier to prepare each layer separately before stacking.

18-Layer No Bake Matzo S'more Cake  
Recipe from Back of Manischewitz Matzo Box 

21 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted in the microwave
2 tsp ground espresso
16-ounce container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (or substitute Passover Marshmallow Creme-yes, it does exist!)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 box (16 oz) Manischewitz Matzo
1/2 cup chopped almonds
White chocolate and fresh berries for garnish (optional)
Add the ground espresso to the melted chocolate; mix well. Set aside.
Using the beater attachment of your mixer, whip the topping as you slowly add the sugar and almond extract and form soft peaks.
Separate half the whipped topping into another bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of the cooled, melted chocolate into one of the whipped topping bowls. Gently fold the chocolate into the topping using a rubber spatula.

To Assemble Cake:
Using a pastry brush or a knife, shmear a layer of the melted chocolate onto the top of each matzo square.
Layer each chocolate covered matzo with whipped topping, alternating between the white topping and the chocolate topping. Sprinkle chopped almonds over each layer before adding the next chocolate covered matzo.
Repeat until you have come to the last piece of matzo.
Garnish the top of the cake with shaved white chocolate, fresh berries and any leftover chopped almonds.

Refrigerate for up to two hours before serving.


Heidi said...

Have you made this? How do you cut it? It looks really yummy, but maybe I'll stick to Matzo toffee. Thanks for all the recipes!

Janet Rudolph said...

The reality is that this is a mess to cut.. It comes out in pieces.. but they're yummy, if not aesthetically pleasing. LOL

Anonymous said...

I had a slightly different recipe but, believe me, the result is fantastic. No matter how hard it is to cut it my kids ask for it every single year!!!