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Don’t Pass Over this Dessert!


Scrambling to whip up a dessert for the Passover Seder tonight, there was barely enough time to figure out what to make, let alone actually make it. While I can’t offer you any new recipes to this time around, I can share a picture of my creation; A gussied-up, single serve, plated version of my Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake, which can be found in my book.

In this variation, I used a pan that would give me individual little squares to make each serving a bit more special, and I put the “topping” on the plate to act as a sauce. Still wanting to keep the same sort of pattern on top, I made little domes out of caramelized sugar to finish them off instead.

For this version that’s kosher for Passover, I replaced the crushed cookies with 1 1/4 cups almond meal, 2 tablespoons potato starch, and 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Simple, and gluten-free, too!

Happy Passover!

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

47 thoughts on “Don’t Pass Over this Dessert!

  1. I LOVE how you made an already-fantastic dessert “Passover-friendly” – too fun!! Looks marvelous.

    By the way, I sent you an email, regarding a recipe-question – I hope you receive it, since it’s time-sensitive information! :0)

  2. Happy Passover!!

    I love how it’s an individual serving, that’s just adorable. =)

  3. Wow! That looks beautiful AND delicious!

  4. Very pretty. It’s nice to see the same recipes done a little differently every so often too. And happy Passover to you!

  5. Great…i’d love to be as talented as you doing desserts..but I’m really poor cooking!!
    But i love looking …and tasting :-P
    the caramel on top is amazing!!
    Very good

  6. WOW! Your dessert looks absolutely stunning, I love it!

  7. *Drool* That looks amazing!

  8. That is absolutely gorgeous. The single-serving idea is great! And the caramelized sugar domes- WOW! It all looks so delicious.

    And happy passover!

  9. Wow. That’s really amazing :o
    The Seder just ended in my house, but there’s a whole week left for trying this :)
    (Oh, and your book is SO cool :))

  10. Happy Passover!
    (I dont know what it is, but I wish you that anyway)

    And your cake just look amazing! Its so cool with the caramelized suger, standing like that!

    I can just say that when I read your blog with all the recepies (spell?) and all nice pics I really feel like become healthier with my in-takes. (Sitting here eating not so healthy chips/crisps isnt a good start at all…) ^^

  11. Absolutely beautiful Hannah! Love your presentation. Happy Passover to you. :)

  12. Very lovely! I have been wanting that pan and the round version, too.

  13. Hope your Seder is meaningful…..the amount of tradition and meaning in that one meal is incredible to me! Do you still hunt for the chocolate (sorry I can’t remember the exact name…)? Beautiful dessert!

  14. OhMyGosh how in the world did u make that caramel dome on top? It’s brilliant! Pleasepleaseplease share at least that part of the recipe!

    pretty please?

    I’ll be your best friend…

  15. That is absolutely beautiful! I love the caramel dome! I can just taste the luciousness of that cake. Fantastic!! Happy Passover!

  16. The caramel dome is gorgeous. Great job, Hannah!

  17. Hannah,

    I just got home from going out to a great resturant and I am very full. But this dessert is making hungry al over again!

  18. How did you make the caramel dome? On a parchment lined bowl? Looks amazing.

  19. That’s amazing… how did you make the caramel dome? You should be on Food Network – you’re so inspiring!

  20. Oh wow, so beautiful!

  21. This is so pretty! I like the dome shaped caramelized sugar.

  22. Happy Passover! I love that little square pan!

  23. How gorgeous! Happy Passover to you and yours.

  24. Hannah, you are so gifted! This is beautiful. First I was a little bit disappointed because you said the recipe was in your book which I thought wasn’t available in Germany. But then I checked Amazon Germany again and they said they will stock it soon. I hope that means soon! In any case, I preordered it and I’m so happy now.
    Happy Passover!

  25. This is gorgeous! I love the caramelized sugar dome on your cheesecake.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Passover with each other.

    Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

  26. This is just beautiful! Those caramel domes are perfect! I think I’d be too afraid to try them! ><

  27. Fantastic idea to substitute the nuts, potato starch, and cocoa–this looks phenomenal! Hope you and yours had a great seder. Happy Passover!

  28. Hi Hannah!
    I don’t know if you remember me…
    I stumbled upon your book website today and became sooo excited. I am so proud of you, you are so absolutely amazing! I really miss you and I hope we can talk again sometime.
    I’ve been vegan for about three years now (although not completely consistently due to being sent away) and I am excited to say my best friend recently became vegan as well. She is a VERY picky eater but I think your book would be a perfect gift. You are so talented and amazing!

    ~Bristol <3

  29. Happy Passover Hannah! I made your matzo toffee last night, and it was the perfect Passover dessert! Absolutely delish.

    Your cheesecake looks so beautiful! Oh, and yes, we LOVED the blondies. They were so good that when I went to take a photo, they were already gone. Not even a crumb left.

  30. Sooooo pretty with the caramel cage.

  31. Another stunner…and innovative too. I feel I should go public on the multiple hours I spent looking at your site this weekend – there’s still loads I haven’t read so will look forward to that treat another time. Possible favourites so far are your felt rabbit posts – cute, clever, funny, generous!

  32. Wow! That looks so stunning & delicious… I LOVE that caramelized sugar! So beautiful.

  33. Such a beautiful photo, and a cute individual serving.

  34. Swoon!!!

    I just keep picturing those ersatz matzoh meal cakes from a mix in comparison to this… blech! hehe. Thanks for reminding us all that Passover food can be tasty too!!

  35. This looks so amazing.. i want to go home and make it tonight!

  36. I loved this cheesecake from your book!! It looks so beautiful with the crystallized sugar! How did you do that?

  37. That’s so pretty! It’s like magic or something, I can’t stop staring at the cake! I love how you spread the sauce around on the plate instead of on top, that’s really ingenius.

  38. I love the caramel on top! And of course all the gorgeous photos. :)

  39. This looks absolutely amazing! Your culinary creations are work of art! =D

  40. Wow, you are amazing! Wanna come to our seder next year? ;o)

  41. Oh wow! Everything you make looks so stunning! I am in love with the caramel dome on top. Beautiful presentation. And now I want one of those baking dishes! I didn’t even know they existed.

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