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Frosted Hazelnut Layer Cake

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  Plain flour 6 Ounce
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Caster sugar 8 Ounce
  Demerara sugar 2 Ounce
  Hazelnuts 2 Ounce, browned, chopped
  Lemon 1 , finely grated rind
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Fluid Ounce
  Egg white 1
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce, softened

Grease and bottom-line two straight-sided 18 cm (7 inch) sandwich tins. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in 50 g (2 oz) of the caster sugar, the demerara sugar, 40 g (l 1/2 oz) of the nuts and the lemon rind. Whisk the egg yolks with the oil and water and stir into the dry ingredients. Beat well. Whisk the two egg whites until stiff and fold into the cake mixture. Turn into the prepared tins and bake in a preheated moderately hot oven (200°C/400°F, Gas Mark 6) for about 25 minutes. Turn out and cool on wire racks.
Split each cake into two layers. Whisk the remaining caster sugar, the egg white, lemon juice and cream of tartar in a deep heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water until the mixture stands in stiff peaks. Whisk off the heat until cool, then beat into the softened butter. Sandwich the cake layers with the lemon icing, swirling the final layer of icing over the top. Decorate with the remaining nuts. Makes an 18 cm (7 inch) sandwich cake

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Frosted Hazelnut Layer Cake Recipe