Linzer Cake

Linzer Cake

When you will want to cuddle with something very simple and at the same time delicious dessert that will remind you of childhood, make a Linzer Cake.

Linzer Cake is a classic Austrian dessert, that looks more like a pie, coated with raspberry jam. The name, Linzer cake, is from Austrian town, Linz.


  • 6 tbsp. melted butter plus 2 tbsp. butter for greasing pan
  • 2/3 sugar plus 1 tbsp. for pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup of red currant or raspberry jam
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

linzer cake dessert jam

Linzer cake is a classic Austrian dessert.


  1. Mix together the butter, sugar, and egg until creamy.
  2. Add almonds, lemon juice, and milk. Sift in flour and baking powder a little at a time, stirring continuously to make a dough, then cool in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Generously grease a 9-inch springform pan with 2 tbsp. butter and sprinkle with 1 tbsp. sugar.
  5. Divide dough into thirds. Place two- thirds into springform pan. Spread dough evenly on bottom and sides of pan. Spread jam over dough.
  6. Divide the last third of dough into 8 pieces. Roll pieces into strips. Place about 1 inch apart across surface of cake in a crisscross pattern.
  7. Use a pastry brush to spread beaten egg yolk on top of dough only. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven, release sides of springform pan, and cool completely. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.


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