My birthday often falls on Passover. As a kid, that meant no birthday cake with sugar roses or icing curlicues -- but this cake instead -- spongecake cut in half, whipped cream and berries in the middle and on top. I know. Tragic.
This is my grandmother's recipe. The instructions will tell you to cool the cake upside down on a pillow. That was what my grandmother did, and what I always do.
Though the cake is good on its own, what could berries and whipped cream hurt? —louisez
egg yolks, beaten
grated rind of 1 lemon
1 1/3 cups
matzo cake meal
whiskey or brandy
strawberries, sliced and sweetened for middle of cake, left whole for top