Marzipan Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Geema

I am partial to marzipan and this cake full of almond paste, ground almonds and almond extract satisfies my cravings.

Top Review by Mrs B

Mmmmmm! TRIPLE ALMOND DELIGHT; no difficulty in awarding 5 stars here. I noted Joey, Mirj and Renee's comments and made a few changes to the method of working. Firstly I creamed the butter and sugar together on their own, then I softened the marzipan in the microwave (450w for 1 1/2 minutes) before beating it into the creamed mixture (which then turned into a sort of crumble mix). Finally I beat the eggs until foamy, then beat them into the crumble mix to make a batter. Yes it was thick, but it was pourable. I glazed my cake with home made cherry jam and served it with creme fraiche; absolutely scrumptious! I'm also going to serve this with a plum compote! Great recipe Geema.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a 9" cake pan.
  3. Cream the almond paste with the butter and sugar.
  4. Mix in the almonds.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the eggs lightly with almond extract and add to the creamed mixture.
  6. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into butter mixture.
  7. Mix with a few strokes as possible.
  8. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Do not over bake!
  10. Heat water and preserves and brush on the top of warm cake.

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