Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte Recipe | Delicious Dessert Recipe

Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte

Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte Recipe | Delicious Dessert Recipe
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 35 minutes | Servings: 8


Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte
Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte

This Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte is a decadent and delicious dessert that is perfect for the Passover holiday. The combination of rich chocolate and sweet apricot preserves creates a unique and flavorful treat that is sure to impress your family and friends.


The Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte is a traditional dessert that is often served during the Passover holiday. It combines the rich flavors of chocolate and apricot, creating a unique and delicious treat that is perfect for celebrating this special time of year.


Chocolate cream frosting

How to prepare

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch round baking pans with parchment or wax paper.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
  4. Add 1 and 0.5 cups of sugar and cocoa; stir until well blended.
  5. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  6. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks until slightly thickened.
  7. Gradually add the cocoa mixture, beating until blended.
  8. Stir in water and vanilla.
  9. Stir together ground almonds and cake meal; stir about half of the mixture into the chocolate batter.
  10. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy; gradually add the remaining 0.33 cup of sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  11. Fold the remaining almond mixture into the beaten whites.
  12. Gradually add the egg white mixture to the chocolate batter, folding gently until well blended.
  13. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  14. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  15. Cool for 10 minutes (the cake will settle slightly).
  16. Remove from pans to wire racks; peel off the paper.
  17. Cool completely.
  18. Place one layer on a serving plate.
  19. Heat the apricot preserves and strain, discarding the fruit.
  20. Spread the melted preserves over the top of the layer.
  21. Top with the remaining layer.
  22. Prepare the chocolate cream frosting; spread it over the top and sides of the torte.
  23. Refrigerate until serving time.
  24. Garnish with whole almonds, if desired.
  25. Cover and refrigerate any leftover torte.

Chocolate cream frosting

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 0.5 cup of sugar and 0.25 cup of Hershey's cocoa.
  2. Add 1 cup (0.5 pt (237 ml)) of whipping cream and 0.5 tsp of vanilla extract.
  3. Beat until stiff.
  4. About 2 cups of frosting.


  • Substitute the apricot preserves with raspberry or strawberry preserves for a different flavor profile.
  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for added texture and flavor.
  • Top the torte with chocolate shavings or sprinkles for a decorative touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to line your baking pans with parchment or wax paper to prevent the cake from sticking.

- Be sure to cool the chocolate mixture to room temperature before adding it to the egg yolks to prevent the eggs from cooking.

- Folding the egg white mixture into the chocolate batter gently will help to keep the torte light and fluffy.

- Refrigerate the torte before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent and delicious dessert.

Cooking Techniques

Beating the egg whites until stiff peaks form will help to create a light and fluffy torte.

- Folding the egg white mixture into the chocolate batter gently will help to keep the torte from becoming dense.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute the ground blanched almonds with almond flour for a smoother texture.

- Use gluten-free matzo cake meal for a gluten-free version of this torte.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the torte a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

- The chocolate cream frosting can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the torte with fresh berries or edible flowers for a beautiful presentation. - Dust the top of the torte with powdered sugar for a simple and elegant finish.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte with a glass of sweet dessert wine or a cup of hot coffee for a perfect pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover torte in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- To reheat, place the torte in the microwave for a few seconds or in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving



- Total Carbohydrates: 32g

- Dietary Fiber: 2g

- Sugars: 26g


- Total Fat: 21g

- Saturated Fat: 10g

- Trans Fat: 0g


- Protein: 5g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 10%

- Vitamin C: 0%

- Calcium: 4%

- Iron: 8%


Contains eggs, almonds


This Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in carbohydrates and fats. It is a delicious treat that is perfect for special occasions.


The Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte is a delicious and decadent dessert that is perfect for the Passover holiday. With its rich chocolate flavor and sweet apricot preserves, this torte is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl visiting my Aunt Ruth for Passover. Aunt Ruth was known for her delicious and inventive Passover desserts, and this particular torte had everyone talking.

As soon as I saw the torte, I knew I had to learn how to make it. I watched Aunt Ruth carefully as she whipped up the chocolate batter, layered it with apricot preserves, and topped it with a rich chocolate glaze. The combination of flavors and textures was unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

After the meal, I asked Aunt Ruth for the recipe, and she graciously shared it with me. She told me that she had learned how to make the torte from a friend many years ago, and that it had become a family favorite ever since.

I was determined to master the recipe, so I spent hours in the kitchen practicing and perfecting each step. I experimented with different types of chocolate, apricot preserves, and baking techniques until I finally found the perfect combination.

Over the years, I have made the Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte for countless Passover celebrations, family gatherings, and special occasions. It has become a beloved tradition in our family, and I always feel a sense of pride and satisfaction when I see the smiles on my loved ones' faces as they take their first bite.

The key to making the torte just right is to use high-quality ingredients and to take your time with each step. The chocolate should be rich and smooth, the apricot preserves should be tart and sweet, and the glaze should be thick and glossy.

One of the most important lessons I have learned from making this torte is the importance of patience and perseverance in the kitchen. Baking can be a challenging and rewarding process, but with practice and determination, anyone can master even the most complicated recipes.

I have since passed down the recipe for Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte to my own children and grandchildren, and I hope that they will continue to make it for generations to come. Cooking has always been a way for me to connect with my family, and I am grateful for the memories and traditions that we have created together in the kitchen.

As I grow older, I find comfort in knowing that my love for cooking and baking will live on through the recipes that I have shared with my loved ones. The Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte will always hold a special place in my heart, as a reminder of the joy and satisfaction that comes from creating something delicious with your own two hands.

So the next time you find yourself in the kitchen, craving a sweet and decadent dessert, I encourage you to try your hand at making the Chocolate-Apricot Passover Torte. Who knows, you may just create a new family tradition of your own.


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