Marzipan Cake - Rombauer Vineyards
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Marzipan Cake

Marzipan Cake

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 7 to 8 ounces Almond paste, or Marzipan
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch or brandy
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

1Step 1

Have all ingredients at room temperature, about 70°F.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Toast on a rimmed baking sheet until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes:
2/3 cup sliced almonds
Let cool. (Leave the oven on.)

2Step 2

Grease an 8-inch round cake pan liberally with:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment paper and butter the parchment as well. Press the toasted nuts into the butter on the bottom and sides of the pan. Sprinkle evenly with:
1 tablespoon sugar

3Step 3

Crumble into a large bowl, or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment:
7 to 8 ounces Almond Paste, or Marzipan

Add and beat until soft and well blended:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Gradually add and beat on high speed until light, 2 to 3 minutes:
1/2 cup sugar

4Step 4

Whisk together in a small bowl:
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon kirsch or brandy
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

5Step 5

Gradually beat the egg mixture into the butter-sugar mixture just until combined. Whisk together in another small bowl:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.

6Step 6

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Let cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Run a thin knife around the cake to loosen it from the pan, then invert the cake onto the rack. Peel off the parchment paper and cool completely.

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