Passover Sponge Cake (Plava)

A light lemon sponge cake, suitable for Passover. A good use for that leftover matzo meal too.

Passover Sponge Cake (Plava)


  • 9 egg whites
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup potato flour
  • 1/2 cup matzo cake meal


1 Beat whites until stiff. Beat in confectioners’ sugar. Beat together yolks and lemon juice: fold yolk mixture into egg whites. Fold in potato flour and matzo meal. Pour batter into ungreased tube pan.

2 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for approximately 1 hour.


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