Matzo Chocolate-Banana Layer Cake

Matzo Chocolate-Banana Layer Cake
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (Make sure it's kosher for Passover if you're observing the holiday.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3 pieces matzo
  • 3 - 4 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 ounces chopped pecans

Make It

1. First, make the whipped cream. In a large bowl, whip cream with a hand or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until you have stiff peaks, being careful not to overmix.

2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave in 30-second increments until melted. Cool slightly.

3. Have the kids place one piece of matzo on a large plate or platter and spread with a layer of chocolate. Top with a layer of bananas and spread with half the whipped cream. Top with another piece of matzo, a layer of chocolate, a layer of bananas, and the remaining whipped cream. Top with one more piece of matzo, a layer of chocolate, and a sprinkle of pecans.

4. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. (You can make it up to 6 hours ahead.)