Hungarian Nut Slices

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sarah Chana

This lovely cake has been made by my mom and her dear friend, Toni, for over 5 decades. It is a lovely layered cake/slice, and presents beautifully on buffets. My mom, born and bread in Poland, and Toni, born and bred in Czechoslovakia, grudgingly admit that those "Hahnkees" (Hungarians) really know how to bake. I think this proves them right.

Top Review by This Spatula

I had some ground nuts in the freezer and was looking for a way to use them when I stumbled upon this recipe. The instructions weren't very specific, which forced me to do a lot of guesswork. Cream the butter with the sugar? Add the sugar slowly to the egg whites? How do I know when it's done?
In the end, I got a very rich, velvety citrus cake on the bottom, a hint of raspberry flavor, and a light, nutty and slightly chocolate-y top. It was a very new flavor combination for me, and so it might take time for my American tastes to warm up to it... Still, it was fun to try something new!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together dough ingredients.
  2. Spread into a greased/sprayed 17" x 12" x 2 3/4" pan.
  3. Spread jam on top of batter.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  5. Blend nuts, chocolate and lemon into the egg whites.
  6. Spread on top of cake.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour.

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