• 8servings
  • 35minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsH, C, E
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Silicon, Potassium

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup matzo cake meal

  2. 1/2 cup potato starch

  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  4. 2/3 cup medium-dry Concord-grape wine

  5. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  6. 6 large eggs, separated, at room temperature for 30 minutes

  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest

  8. 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

  9. 2 lb strawberries (2 qt), trimmed and quartered (6 cups)

  10. 1/4 cup medium-dry Concord-grape wine

  11. 4 teaspoons granulated sugar

  12. Special equipment: a 10-inch tube pan (4 1/2 inches deep) with removable bottom

  13. Passover confectioners sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Make cake:

  2. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.

  3. Whisk together matzo cake meal, potato starch, and salt in a bowl. Stir together wine and lemon juice in another bowl or a glass measure.

  4. Beat yolks in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until smooth, then add zest. Add 1 cup sugar gradually, beating, and beat until mixture is very thick and pale, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. With mixer at low speed, add half of matzo cake meal mixture to yolks, then all of wine mixture. Add remaining matzo meal mixture, mixing until just combined.

  6. Beat whites with a pinch of salt in another bowl with cleaned beaters at medium speed until they hold soft peaks. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar a little at a time, beating, and beat until whites just hold stiff peaks. Fold one fourth of whites into yolk mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining whites gently but thoroughly.

  7. Pour batter into ungreased tube pan and rap pan firmly three times on work surface to eliminate any large air bubbles.

  8. Bake spongecake until top is golden and springs back when it is pressed gently, 35 to 40 minutes. Immediately turn pan upside down on a rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. Run a knife around inner and outer edges of cake to loosen, then remove from pan.

  9. Macerate strawberries:

  10. While cake cools, gently stir together strawberries, wine, and sugar until sugar is dissolved, then let stand at least 30 minutes.

  11. Dust cake with Passover confectioners sugar and serve with strawberries.


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