The Frankfurter Kranz is a cake speciality believed to originate from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Preparation starts with the baking of a firm sponge cake in a ring shaped baking tin. The cake is then sliced horizontally to divide it into two or three rings, and thick layers of butter-cream icing are placed between the rings, usually with a layer of red jam (typically strawberry
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jam). The outside of the cake is then thickly coated with more buttercream and topped with caramel-covered brittle
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nuts, called Krokant, toasted almond
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flakes and/or ground hazelnuts
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After world war 2, in the absence of butter, the surface of the cake was often coated with Kogel mogel (sweetened egg yolk paste)
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, and other types of decoration may involve dots made from (more) buttercream or cocktail cherries
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