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Friday, May 4, 2012

Frankfurter Kranz


Birthdays in Germany are a pretty big deal.  My mother-in-laws phone rang off the hook all day long on top of the 20 or so quest who showed up for birthday cake, a glass of champagne, and coffee.  Also, do you notice something in the photo above.  Not one cake but 4!!!  I thought I would share the recipe for the Frankfurter Kranz.  It was really yummy!

Frankfurter Kranz.
you will need a bundt pan for this recipe of a spring form pan.

Cake batter:
6 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
1 and 3/4 cups sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 stick of butter

Cream together butter and sugar.  Then add eggs and water.  Slowly add flour and baking powder.  Spray the pan you selected or butter and flour it as not to stick.  Add batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until set.  Let cool completely or you will not be able to cut it.

Whil the cake is baking make the butter frosting by combining one package of vanilla pudding, 1/2 cup f sugar, 2 1/2 cups of cold milk and 2 sticks of butter.  Set aside.

Make Krokant for topping g by combining 1 teaspoon butter with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 4 ounces of chopped almonds and place on a baking sheet at about 250 degrees for a couple of minutes until toasted brown.  Make sure they don't burn.

Once cake is cooled.  cut cake into three layers with a serrated knife.  If you choose the spring form pan use a small glass to cut out the circle in the middle.

Now it is time to decorate the cake.  Spread jam of choice on the inside of the two top layers.  Then add frosting on top of that.  Assemble cake and frost the outside.  Decorate with the Krokant topping.  Enjoy and eat!

Have a great weekend!  My boys are off to see a soccer game and I am off to see a castle in a neighboring town.  See you on Monday!

8 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

And that picture there is one of the many reasons why I gained so much weight living in Germany! Have a wonderful weekend!

Angela King said...

these look super yummy! :)

JoKnows said...

I think that's awesome. Four cakes and all kinds of friends visiting!

Francesca said...

wow, that's a serious celebration! I presume you speak german, right?

Danelle said...

Wow! Those cakes look amazing!

Emily said...

Wow! Katherine's doing a project on Germany for her school's international culture festival next week and she's supposed to cook something to share with the school. I wish I was talented enough in the kitchen to help her bake this cake. It looks delicious!

tinajo said...

Oh my goodness - I´d be such a bad girl if I was near that yumminess! :-)

Isabelle said...

It looks yummy ... thanks for sharing the recipe !