Linzer Schnitten (Linzer Cake)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

A traditional Austrian, absolutely delicious and so easy to make cake. Classic :)!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust: Knead butter, sugar, flour, egg, breadcrumbs, cinnamon and hazelnuts to a soft dough, form to a ball and let cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  2. Mix jam with rum.
  3. Butter a cake pan and split dough in halves.
  4. Use rolling pin to flatten dough.
  5. Cover cake pan with one half of dough and coat with jam-rum mixture.
  6. Cut other half of dough in half inch wide stripes and arrange "lattice-like" on the jam rum mixture.
  7. Bake at 175°C until golden brown (45minutes).
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

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Yum! I've made Linzer Hearts before, but never a Torte. Looks very impressive, and reminds me of something that would have been served with Kaffee when I lived in Deutschland. It is a bit more involved than other dessert recipes might be, but not as complicated as I thought. An interesting crust, but it turned out very well. I did bake it in a tart pan and not a cake pan. That made it very easy to serve. I also had a little leftover dough that I used to make a little Nutella "Pop Tart" which was also very good.