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Glaze for
Frankfurter Kranz Torte

Glaze for the Frankfurter Kranz Torte.

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The Glaze
1 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. almond, vanilla, or rum extract (more or less, as desired)
1 cube butter
¾ C. cream
1 ½ C. chopped almonds (Grandma usually used less—about ½ C., it depends on how much you like.

The Cake Recipe

The Filling Recipe

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Gather your ingredients for the Glaze
Make sure you toast the almonds a bit, in a frying pan on low for a minute or in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes.


Melt the sugar in a heavy skillet . with the butter.

Be careful not to get this too hot. It will turn to candy.

This looks good


Add the cream and mix in.

Bring to a simmer

Add the toasted almonds

Simmer just a little and take it off the heat. You don't want it to turn into candy.

While it is still warm spread the filling on top of the cake. it should pour on and run down the sides.

My grandma sometimes would just let streams go down the sides and dry. When the glaze hardens a bit the cake is done.

Elements of the Frankfurter Kranz Torte

The Torte

The Almond Filling

The Glaze


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