Hungarian chocolate walnut torte recipe for Passover
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The annual confluence of spring and Passover is pretty sweet—you want to celebrate with desserts to mark the occasion. That’s still true even in this coronavirus year of Zoom Seders and social distancing. These delicious  Passover dessert ideas will have you and your guests saying happy Pesach, even if you’re not around the same table.

Note: Several of these recipes do use butter and cream, so may not pass muster for a strict kosher table, but you can always substitute kosher ingredients like almond milk and coconut oil.

1. Matzo Crack (or Matzo Brittle)

matzo crack recipe (matzo brittle)


Basically Christmas crack, but made with matzo—this will disappear in a flash, so make more than you think you’ll need. Get our Matzo Crack recipe.

2. Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake

Ottolenghi flourless coconut cake with chocolate glaze

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This gluten-free cake is made from shredded coconut and almond meal, and has an amazing soft center with chewy, crisp edges—plus a shiny, decadent chocolate glaze dripping down the sides. You’ll want to double up and make two loaves for sure. Get the Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake recipe.

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3. Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries

Lemon Pavlova recipe


Simultaneously crisp, chewy, and light as air, this meringue topped with smooth, tangy-sweet lemon curd and juicy berries is beautiful in every way. Get our Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries recipe.

4. Mississippi Praline Macaroons

Gluten Free Mississippi Praline Macaroons recipe


Macaroons usually mean coconut, but these egg white meringue cookies with brown sugar and pecans are a favorite at Anshe Chesed Passover seders in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Get our Mississippi Praline Macaroons recipe.

5. Passover Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Gluten-Free Orange Angel Food Cake recipe


This airy angel food cake is Passover-appropriate thanks to being made with matzo cake meal and potato starch. Simply topped with orange-soaked strawberries, this is another spring stunner. Get our Passover Angel Food Cake with Strawberries recipe.

6. White Chocolate Mousse with Blackberry Compote

White Chocolate Mousse recipe with Blackberry Compote


A classic chocolate mousse is always welcome, but this white chocolate version seems lighter and bright and perfect for the change of season. Plus, it’s layered with a vibrant blackberry sauce. (If you need a non-dairy version, try this avocado chocolate mousse with coconut cream.) Get our White Chocolate Mousse with Blackberry Compote recipe.

7. Hungarian Chocolate-Walnut Torte

Hungarian chocolate walnut torte recipe for Passover


Flourless, fudgey, and super-chocolatey (thanks to both bittersweet and semisweet chocolate), what’s not to love about this dessert? Get our Hungarian Chocolate-Walnut Torte recipe.

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