Cake: Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
Lightly coat 2 (9-inch) square cake pans
with nonstick vegetable spray. Line the bottoms with baking parchment. In a large mixing bowl, sift
the flour, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup of the sugar
together 3 times. Stir in the matzo meal
and chopped hazelnuts
. Form a well in the center and add the oil, egg yolks, cream, hazelnut liqueur
, and butter
. Mix until just blended.
In a clean, dry mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites with the pinches of salt and cream of tartar
until creamy, foamy and barely able to hold peaks. While sprinkling on the remaining cup of sugar whisk
until the consistency of stiff shaving cream.
Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture, then fold in the remainder of the whites. Spread the batter
in the prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes or lightly tanned, the center springs back when lightly pressed and a cake tester comes out clean. Set the pans on a rack to cool. This cake is very delicate. Remove from the pans, and trim even. Place the cake onto a plate, parchment side up, and spread a layer of raspberry
jam on the cut side of one layer. Flip the other layer on top and spread more jam
Ganache Frosting: Put the chocolate in a small bowl. Over medium heat, bring the cream to a scald
. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Working from the center out, gently stir with a whisk to melt
. Continue stirring until smooth. Let cool for 30 minutes until spreadable
Frost the cake and comb the top decoratively.