With every Passover comes the struggle of what to serve for dessert. This year, we're making a chocolate-matzo layer cake from Carine Goren's cookbook, Traditional Jewish Baking. An icebox cake-tiramisu hybrid, the dessert layers sheets of coffee-soaked matzo with chocolate mousse before getting topped with chocolate ganache. It's addictively rich and delicious without being too sweet.
The best part is you can make it the night before, so you have one less dish to worry about while you prep for your seder. Just be sure to cover the cake in plastic, so it doesn't dry out in the fridge (the whole point of chilling it is so the matzo can absorb moisture and soften). Pro tip: Save a little bit of frosting to melt and pour over each piece once sliced for a picture-perfect finish.
Chocolate-Matzo Layer CakeRecipe adapted from 'Traditional Jewish Baking,' by Carine Goren
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus cooling and overnight chilling time
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes, plus cooling and overnight chilling time