Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

Wow! What a fantastic taste treat. I used a food processor to mix the almond paste, butter and sugar. (I also added some marzipan) I didn't dilute the apricot preserves with water, just brushed it on the warm cake. My mother already has an order in for another one! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

Renee Ferraz April 12, 2004

I had some marzipan to finish and I found this recipe. Great, easy and fast to prepare. Parents, girlfriend, her parents, everybody liked it, Italy says Thank You! =)

BerlingerTommy April 11, 2015

My husband and sister-in-law liked the cake. I used canned almond paste, not marzipan. Maybe that makes all the difference--the reason why I didn't like it much?

MrsK June 11, 2009

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