Linzer Cake

April/May 2006

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Linzer Tart (or Linzer Torte) is an Austrian specialty: an almond pastry topped with raspberry jam. Here it is reinvented as an American cake: almond-rich layers divided by raspberry jam. It's even better when prepared a day in advance, giving the jam time to soak into the cake. If you like, buck tradition by using strawberry jam and garnishing with fresh strawberries.

Linzer Cake

3 Reviews for Linzer Cake

Delicious and so easy

I made this as a birthday cake and it turned out great. It tasted wonderful and looked beautiful but only for a while. I suggest not putting the icing sugar on the cake until you are just about to serve it. It absorbs the moisture from the cake and turns a grey wet colour which isn't so attractive... I had to re-sugar it before serving as I had left it for a few hours... and re-sugar again before serving leftovers. Other than that a great recipe that I may make again!

Healthier cake
Light and outstanding

I have my this recipe over 5 times since finding it this spring. I love to bake and sweet desserts are certainly my usual option but a Light low calorie cake like this is just perfect too when it tastes this good

Light cake, no requirement for any icing on it. Very easy to make and fool proof
Simply delicious!

This cake was a huge hit at my office today. It presents very elegant and refined. The flavor of the almond was amazing. I added a chocolate ganache on the top of mine since everything is better with chocolate!

Moist, flavorful
Raspberry almond torte with a chambord ganache

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