Frankfurter Kranz

Frankfurter Kranz

Description

Frankfurter Kranz (engl.: Frankfurt Crown Cake) is a cake speciality believed to originate from Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Preparation starts with the baking of a firm sponge cake in a ring shaped baking tin. The cake is then sliced horizontally to divide it into two or three rings, and thick layers of buttercream icing are placed between the rings, usually with a layer of red jam. The outside of the cake is then thickly coated with more butter cream and topped with caramel-covered brittle nuts, called Krokant, toasted almond flakes and/or ground hazelnuts.

Ingredients

150 grams potato starch
200 grams flour
250 grams sugar (250-300 grams)
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs (4-5)
2 teaspoons baking powder
40 grams vanilla pudding powder (40-50 grams)
100 grams apricot jam
1 lemon
500 milliliters milk
400 grams butter
250 grams whipped cream
  maraschino cherries
150 grams caramelized chopped hazelnuts