Passover Lemon Sponge Cake with Strawberry-Kiwi Compote

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 1h 30m

10 servings

A light chiffon-like cake with a colorful compote.


  • For the Cake:
  • 10 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup Passover cake meal
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • For the Compote:
  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 8 ripe kiwi, peeled, quartered, sliced
  • 3 (or more) tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • Non-dairy whipped topping (optional)



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Line bottom of 10-inch angel food cake pan with parchment paper. Using an electric stand mixer and whisk attachment, beat egg yolks in large bowl until thick and pale. Add sugar and beat until thick and tripled in volume, about 5 minutes. Beat in juice, peel and salt. Using electric stand mixer and clean dry whisk attachment, beat egg whites in another large metal bowl until stiff but not dry.

Sift cake meal and potato starch over yolk mixture. Using rubber spatula, fold in gently but thoroughly. Fold in egg whites. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until cake is golden brown and springs back when gently touched, about 1 hour. Invert cake and cool completely. Run small sharp knife around cake edges to loosen. Invert cake onto platter.

DO-AHEAD TIP: Cake can be prepared 2 days ahead. Wrap with plastic. Store at room temperature.


Combine berries and kiwi in large bowl. Add enough sugar to sweeten to taste. Stir in mint. Let stand 30 minutes to 2 hours at room temperature.

Using a large serrated knife, slice cake into wedges. Transfer wedges to plates. Spoon compote over. Top with non-dairy whipped topping and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4750

nutrition information per serving

318 calories; 6g total fat; 213mg cholesterol; 181mg sodium; 61g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 8g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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