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Passover Apricot Carrot Cakelets are a fabulous “riff” on a traditional Seder staple, Tzimmes, and will become one of your family Seder favorites.

Passover apricot carrot cakelets

PASSOVER APRICOT CARROT CAKELETS

Thinly spiralized carrots are laced throughout these adorable Passover Apricot Carrot Cakelets.  What makes these extra special is the addition of orange zest, orange juice and both dried apricots and cherries. 

So you can see, these two recipes do share some common ingredients, but end up with totally different dishes. No, Passover Apricot Carrot Cakelets don’t have any sweet potatoes, nor prunes.  You won’t miss them, I promise!

While I do enjoy tzimmes for a seder meal, I always end up with way too much.  And truly, how many times can you eat tzimmes before tiring of it?  

Before we talk more about this recipe, let’s take a moment to check out these fun Passover Celebration Printables I created especially for your holiday Seder tablescape!

 

WITH SUCH A FAB PASSOVER RECIPE, WHAT ELSE COULD A HOSTESS ASK FOR?

Passover Celebration Printables, that’s what!  Check out the super simple and stylish Passover Seder tablescape printables I created especially for your holiday table!

 

I just love to have a “theme” when I give a party in my home.  When inviting friends and family for a Passover Seder, it seems fitting to do the same.  This year I chose a “desert” theme with pyramids and camels on a “matzah” background.  How cute is that?

I’ll tell you how to get your own set of Passover Printables a little later in this post!

 

PASSOVER APRICOT CARROT CAKELETS

ingredients for Passover apricot carrot cakelets

YES, THERE ARE ONIONS IN THIS IMAGE, NO THEY ARE NOT IN THE CAKELETS!

OOPS!  We forgot to remove the onions from the prior photo-shoot for my incredible Passover Salmon Ring (Gourmet Gefilte Fish), which does indeed have lots of onions!

AND back to the subject at hand!

That’s not really the reason I created this recipe though.  My hubby and I both adore carrot cake, like a lot!  As we were talking about the upcoming holiday, neither of us really had a yen for multiple days worth of tzimmes in the refrigerator!

Nuff said, and I set off on a mission.  That’s when I started envisioning little “cakelets” of a matzo meal-based carrot and dried fruit mixture.  (carrot cake!)

Yes, they would be perfect in my set of miniature decorative aluminum molds.  I love to make composed plates of individual portioned dishes.

They can really make a holiday meal more festive, especially when garnished and presented on a lovely plate.  This recipe will make 12 individual molds or one 8-cup ring mold/bundt pan.

 

Passover apricot carrot cakelets on seder platter

Or you can platter them together for a lovely family-style presentation.  The choice is entirely yours!

I hope you’ll try this fabulous recipe for Passover Apricot Carrot Cakelets at your seder this year.  It’s so flavorful, and with an amazing texture that defies being made from matzo meal!  

YOU’LL FIND THE RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

 

HERE’S MORE PASSOVER POSTS FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT!

Passover Salmon Ring (Gourmet Gefilte Fish)bittersweet chocolate mousse cake with non-dairy topping

Beet Horseradish Relish

Two Fabulous Passover Dessert Recipes + Passover Whipped Cream  

Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake with Passover Whipped Cream

Passover Recipes & Game + Seder Invite, Place Cards & Napkin Ring PDFs

Gourmet Matzo Pancakes (Chremslach)

Asparagus Matzo Terrines with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

 

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passover apricot carrot cakelets

Passover Apricot Carrot Cakelets

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Thinly spiralized carrots are laced throughout these adorable "cakelets", studded with tangy dried apricots and cherries. This is one of our Passover favorites at our Seder table.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups canola
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 cups thinly spiralized or shredded carrots (packed)
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries, plumped in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 cups matzo meal
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • Carrot spirals, dried apricots and dried cherries for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly oil the insides of 12 individual mini bundt pans or molds. (or use one large 8-cup ring mold/bundt pan)
  2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and sugar. Add egg yolks, orange zest and juice, and beat until well combined. Stir in carrots, apricots and cherries.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together matzo meal, baking soda and salt. Add to carrot mixture, stirring well to combine. Let mixture sit to hydrate matzo meal while you beat the egg whites.
  4. In a large CHILLED stainless or copper bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Gently fold 1/3 egg whites into the carrot mixture to lighten.
  5. Fold in remaining whites in 3 batches, gently turning until just combined. (don't over stir, it will deflate the beaten whites)
  6. Spoon mixture into prepared molds.
  7. Bake 15 minutes at 300°F. Turn oven up to 375°F an bake an additional 8-10 minutes. (if using one large mold, bake for an additional 20 minutes)
  8. Let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before unmolding. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

RECIPE CAN BE MADE UP TO 48 HOURS BEFORE SERVING. KEEP TIGHTLY WRAPPED AND CHILLED. BRING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE SERVING.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 62mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 3gSugar 34gProtein 7g

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