Passover Matzo Layer Cake – Ugat Matzo


Passover Matzo Layer Cake – Ugat Matzo

Passover Matzo Layer Cake – Ugat Matzo

For an extra, festive touch, scatter colored candy sprinkles over this cake as a decoration.

– Preparation time: 20 minutes.
– Refrigeration time: overnight.
– Serves 10.
– 6 tbsp. sugar.
– 4 squares unsweetened chocolate.
– 1 c. water.
– 1 stick (¼ lb.) butter or margarine cut into pieces.
– 6 oz. halva, cut into small pieces*.
– 2 tbsp. cornstarch.
– 6 large matzos


Step 1:In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, chocolate, and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is completely melted and mixture begins to bubble.
Step 2:Add butter and halva. Continue stirring until mixture just begins to boil, then remove pan from heat.
Step 3:In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp. water and stir into chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens. Remove pan from heat.
Step 4:Put 1 large matzo on a platter large enough to let it lie flat. Spread an even layer of chocolate over matzo.
Step 5:Place another matzo on top. Cover with chocolate. Repeat with remaining matzos, finishing with a layer of chocolate.
Step 6:Refrigerate cake overnight. To serve, cut cake with a sharp knife into 1- by 2-inch rectangles

Note : The best halva is made from almonds, but you can also buy sesame and peanut halva. Halva can be purchased at any Greek, Middle Eastern, or Jewish market.

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