I wrote this last night in a state of exhaustion but I was determined to post a recipe. I don’t know Essia very well but I wanted to add that I have reliable sources who say she is a very good cook. Essia, thank you so much for sharing this recipe with me. I am definitely going to make it but I might take the liberty of using strawberries and rhubarb as the filling, for color contrast and because I love rhubarb!
A recipe from a member of Temple Beth Am’s Library Minyan.
Essia’s Passover Apple Cake
6 large eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups cake meal
2 Tbs potato starch
Combine ingredients in food processor for several minutes.
4 large apples (Granny Smith)
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tsp cinnamon
Peel and thinly slice apples, toss with other ingredients. Allow to sit for several minutes.
In a 9 x 11 pan, alternate batter and apples, beginning with a layer of batter and ending with a layer of apples.
Combine 2 Tsp cinnamon with 1 Tsp sugar and 1/2 cup ground almonds or walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. NOTE: Essia sent me an e-mail saying she used a springform pan which worked beautifully.