I've used Marcy Goldman's Jewish Holiday Baking for other holidays (her honey cake is fantastic) but never for Pesach. I'm thinking of making her Espresso Truffle Torte but am in shock because it contains 4 sticks of margarine! True, it makes a very big cake (serves 14-20) but I'm still wondering whether it's worth the cost of the angioplasty that might be required after the meal.
Has anybody made this?
I did find a nice flourless chocolate coconut cake in this month's Bon Apetite that might do in a pinch (only serves 8-10 but contains only 10 Tablespoons of margarine) but I like Marcy Goldman and am wondering if the cake might be worth indulging for one meal. I could offer very small pieces, since there will be other, less deadly desserts.
Note: I HATE margarine and only use it for major holiday meals at my parents' house -- and then, only rarely, because I find oil-based cakes for most meat meals. At home my kitchen is dairy only, so I'm able to use butter, which is so much better.