Charoset -- a mixture of apples and nuts that represents the mortar that the Jewish people used to build the pyramids when slaves in Egypt -- has tremendous symbolic significance on the Passover seder plate. This cake incorporates the delicious paste in a dessert that is kosher for Passover.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3//4 cups olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 3 cups almond flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 large honeycrisp apples, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces.
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons potato starch
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Spray a 9 inch cake pan with Canola oil
- In a mixing bowl, combine the apples, almonds, honey, and potato starch. Allow to sit until liquid is released from apples.
- In a separate bowl (maybe a stand mixer??), combine sugar and oil until consistent cream is formed. Gradually add eggs until fully incorporated. Then, flour, cinnamon, and salt until batter is achieved.
- Pour half of the batter into the cake pan. Then spread a layer of the apple mixture (leaving the liquid in the bottom of the bowl). Add remaining batter to the cake pan, and top with another layer of the apple mixture.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes until the cake is cooked through.