This recipe for Marzipan Cake is quick and easy and made with a food processor though I used the blender attachment to my mixer and it worked just as well. It’s really moist and has an amazing flavour. I used shop bought marzipan left over from Christmas but you can make your own too and I’ll include that at the end.
I’m really a fan of anything almond flavour so this cake is always a big hit. The smell is just incredible and as you can buy marzipan anytime of the year, it’s definitely not just for around Christmas time!
This eye catching cake recipe comes from Jane’s Patisserie and once seen, I couldn’t wait to make it. Glad to say, it didn’t disappoint and it’s a real treat for the eyes.
If you want to lean on the healthy side, then serve with some crème fraiche and you’re already half way there as honey is used instead of sugar. The use of ginger and the zest of an orange just adds a beautiful edge to this very pretty cake and it’s perfect for serving after a meal, for a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea. It’s not a particularly sweet cake, it’s full of flavour but not very sweet so if you like a sweet touch, add a few extra tablespoons of honey to drizzle over the top.
Nothing complicated here, it’s simple to make with lovely results. I added a handful or two of pomegranate on top along with the berries and pistachios.
This is a lovely cake, baked in a loaf tin which uses ground almonds and pistachio nuts for it’s main flavour. Originally the topping used lemon juice but I replaced it with Limoncello for an extra kick and it worked beautifully but you can use lemon juice if you prefer. I’ve adapted it from a book called Ginger & White.
Making it again, I would reduce the ground almonds to 100g and increase the guten free flour to 70g and for my fan oven, I would set it 150C as the top can brown quite easily but you can guage yourself what works with your oven.
The only slightly testing part of this recipe was removing the shells off the pistachio nuts and realizing that you need twice the weight that you bought after removing said shells! So when you go to buy the pistachio nuts, you will need 200g to get 100g of peeled, ground nuts.
Using a bundt or ring tin can transform a lovely cake into something special. It’s one of my favourite tins to use as everything seems to look just that bit special out of it. The one trick for success is to grease and flour well. Once you do that, there won’t be any tears or tantrums with large pieces of cake stuck to the inside of the tin. I’m a massive fan of anything with almond flavour and this very pretty Almond Cake is surprisingly easy but with great results. I used yellow and white daisies to decorate but you could use multi coloured fondant flowers for a really pretty spring or summer display. I added Almond Extract to the icing too just to complete the whole experience. The smell in the kitchen was ah may zing!