One-Bowl Passover Cakes (Gluten-Free)

Flourless Chocolate Cake by MMChicago. Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com.

Most Passover cakes require separating eggs. If you grew up kosher, you may remember cakes with a layer of sticky goo at the bottom.  But these  cakes,  from potato starch are mixed in one bowl. You can’t get simpler than that. And before you ask, many baking powders are certified kosher for Passover.

These flourless, gluten-free cake recipes were developed by Malky, who runs an email list for Jewish homemakers.


Yellow Cake

4 eggs
1½ cups sugar
1 cup oil
¾ cup ground almonds (or walnuts)
1 cup potato starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon rum extract

Mix well & bake in 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour


Chocolate Cake

4 eggs
1½ cup sugar
1 cup oil
½ cup ground walnuts
½ cup cocoa
3/4 cup potato starch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (optional)

Mix well & bake in 9 x 13 pan, 350 degrees, for 1 – 1 ½ hours.


Marble cake

Use half yellow cake batter and half chocolate cake batter. Swirl together.

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  1. Wish we’d had these recipes the year my hand mixer died from beating too many eggs!

  2. Any recipe whose instructions are as simple as “Mix well & bake for….” is MY kind of recipe.
    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for putting up non-Grebrokt recipes. My 13 year old baker will give feedback on how easy they are to make!
    Pesach Kasher ve’Sameach!

  4. These were a HUGE hit at our Pesach Shabbos table! 🙂

    I made 2doz marble cupcakes and there are no leftovers, plus the pans were scraped clean. This will definitely become a Pesach regular!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I wish I had seen the yellow cake recipe before Pesach. I refuse to separate eggs for cakes. They are just too airy for us. This sounds like it would have solved the problem. I will have to keep this, hopefully, to use, next year.

  6. Wow, this looks easy! I made a Pesach cake without separating eggs, but I beat the whole eggs for a long time to make them airy.

  7. I’m not Jewish, but am gluten-free, and these cakes will definitely go in the files for birthdays and other celebrations. I’m already drooling. Thanks.

  8. So easy and delicious. Thank you!