This is a recipe for almond cake. It is a variation of a recipe from allrecipes.com. Serve with coffee.
- 225 g (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 250 g marzipan
- 150 g (¾ cup) white sugar
- ¼ tsp almond essence
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 6 large eggs
- 125 g (1 cup) flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 325°F (170°C). Let the marzipan and butter warm up to room temperature. If the marzipan is cold, it will not mix well with the other ingredients. Butter a baking pan or large pie tray.
In a large bowl, mix the marzipan and butter together, using an electric mixer if available. Stir in the sugar. Then mix in the almond essence and vanilla extract, and finally mix in the eggs. In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Pour this into the first bowl and mix well.
Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. When the cake looks golden and cooked, and a toothpick comes out cleanish, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan. For the best flavor, wait a day before eating.