Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup 15g / 1/2oz Cake flour

  2. 1 teaspoon 5ml Baking powder

  3. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Salt - plus

  4. A pinch for the egg whites

  5. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Sugar - divided

  6. 1/2 cup 118ml Matzo meal

  7. 1 cup 146g / 5.1oz Finely-chopped roasted hazelnuts

  8. 1/2 cup 118ml Vegetable oil

  9. 4 Eggs - separated

  10. 1/4 cup 59ml Cream

  11. 2 tablespoons 30ml Hazelnut liqueur

  12. 2 tablespoons 30ml Melted butter

  13. 1 Cream tartar

  14. 1/4 cup 59ml Spreadable seedless raspberry jam

  15. Ganache Frosting

  16. 4 oz 113g Bittersweet chocolate - coarsely chopped

  17. 1/2 cup 118ml Heavy cream

  18. Garnish

  19. 1 Strawberries or raspberries - for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the Cake: Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

  2. Lightly coat 2 (9-inch) square cake pans with nonstick vegetable spray. Line the bottoms with baking parchment. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup of the sugar together 3 times. Stir in the matzo meal and chopped hazelnuts. Form a well in the center and add the oil, egg yolks, cream, hazelnut liqueur, and butter. Mix until just blended.

  3. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites with the pinches of salt and cream of tartar until creamy, foamy and barely able to hold peaks. While sprinkling on the remaining cup of sugar whisk until the consistency of stiff shaving cream.

  4. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then fold in the remainder of the whites. Spread the batter in the prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes or lightly tanned, the center springs back when lightly pressed and a cake tester comes out clean. Set the pans on a rack to cool. This cake is very delicate. Remove from the pans, and trim even. Place the cake onto a plate, parchment-side up, and spread a layer of raspberry jam on the cut side of one layer. Flip the other layer on top and spread more jam on top.

  5. For the Ganache Frosting: Put the chocolate in a small bowl. Over medium heat, bring the cream to a scald. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Working from the center out, gently stir with a whisk to melt and blend. Continue stirring until smooth. Let cool for 30 minutes until spreadable Frost the cake and comb the top decoratively.

  6. This recipe yields 6 servings.


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