Pineapple & Marzipan Cake (Ananas-Marzipankuchen)
photo by Ashley S.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
- Mix butter, eggs, vanilla sugar and sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined.
- Add the marzipan and continue to stir until smooth.
- Sieve together the flour and baking powder and slowly add little by little, stirring until you have a smooth dough.
- Add the pineapple chunks and stir into the dough.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan that has been lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 50-65 minutes, if you feel it is getting too dark, cover with foil.
- Depending on your oven and the size of your loaf pan it may take longer than 65 minutes, but not to worry.
- Check for doneness by inserting a wooden skewer, if it comes out clean the cake is ready.
- Allow to cool before removing from tin.
- If you want you can cover with ganache, but it's great without.
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This was amazing! I LoVe marzipan and when I came across this looking for something different to make it was a no brainer to try. My loaf pan was a bit too small and it overflowed, so it wouldn't come out nicely. I made a tiny loaf and that one worked perfectly. Mine took about 50 mins. to bake. I think this is because I guesstimate the amount of pineapple as I only had sliced and popped it into the food processor briefly. Also, my butter was too soft. I will make this again as cakelets as soon as I can. Three picky children, aged 4 to 7, all loved it and THAT is high praise to me.
So, I did a lot wrong with this recipe... for example, I could not find Marzipan at the store, or Almond paste to make some.. so I substituted with about 1 tsp of Almond Extract.. Im sure it did not do the originaly recipe justice.. I also used crushed pineapple rather than chunked.. regardless, Everyone loved the cake! Thank you!
The only reason I'm giving this a 4 is because my guests claimed THEY loved it. I thought it could have used a bit more marzipan flavor (maybe I will add some almond extract next time?). Also, I baked it for 65 minutes and it appeared done, yet the outside was over baked and the inside bottom was under-baked. If I baked it any longer the outside would have burnt! None-the-less, I think I will try this recipe again sometime with a bit of tweaking.
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