Frazipan (Danish Almond Cake)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this recipe from Odense website (they produce the almond and marzipan paste). It's super easy, it's very light, very almondy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grate the almond paste.
  3. Add butter and sugar, mix well.
  4. Add eggs gradually, stir with whisk until fully incorporated.
  5. Use a spatula to FOLD in the flour (don't whisk, the cake will turn out very tough).
  6. Pour cake batter into a 10-inch tart pan, bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar or top with fruits (optional).
Most Helpful

An excellent light and flavoursome almond cake. I had some trouble grating the marzipan as it is quite soft. I considered cooling it but instead I threw it into the food processor with the sugar and that did a good job. I was surprised at the amount of flour but it was fine.

Chef @Oz October 20, 2006

I was searching for an easy quick Danish heritage recipe - this one fit the bill. It was easy to make after reading the reviews about using coarse grater for the Marzipan. Shared it with friends who thought it a wonderful cake. My family loved it. will make another!

Ruth-Ann B. February 01, 2015

Very easy to make. I had no trouble grating the marzipan - just used a very coarse grater. The almond taste is not too strong in this cake

NovaM April 24, 2009