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Marzipan recipes

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Try our selection of cakes and desserts that make the most of this almond-flavoured baking favourite. Make your own marzipan or use a ready-rolled variety.

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  • Zesty orange marzipan

    Zesty orange marzipan

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.15 ratings

    Homemade marzipan out does shop-bought every time, if orange isn't your thing try ginger or cinnamon - it's simple too

  • Easy vanilla marzipan

    Easy vanilla marzipan

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.21 ratings

    It's worth having a go at making your own marzipan to cover your Christmas cake - and you can experiment with adding different flavours

  • Marzipan chocolate loaf cake on a plate

    Marzipan chocolate loaf cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Combine the nutty marzipan flavour with a rich chocolate cake to make the ultimate Easter treat. This easy recipe is perfect for baking with kids

  • Apricot & marzipan twist

    Apricot & marzipan twist

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Paul Hollywood's almond and apricot 'couronne' is crammed with fruit and nuts and is a great alternative to stollen

  • Citrus & marzipan bakewell tart

    Citrus & marzipan bakewell tart

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Swap cherry for tangy lemon and lime for a zingy spin on this classic almond pie with sponge filling and layer of fruity curd

  • Plum & marzipan tart tatin

    Plum & marzipan tart tatin

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    Sugar-sweet chunks of molten marzipan harmonise with sharp fruity plums in this autumn tart

  • Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat

  • Spiced stollen plait

    Spiced stollen plait

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar

  • Easiest ever battenberg

    Easiest ever battenberg

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    This classic chequerboard cake wrapped in marzipan is easier to achieve than you think

  • Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

    Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear

  • Pear, chocolate & marzipan strudel

    Pear, chocolate & marzipan strudel

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Prepare ahead and freeze this rich filo pastry pud, then cook from frozen for the perfect fuss-free seasonal dessert

  • Marzipan Eccles tarts

    Marzipan Eccles tarts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    This fun spin on the traditional Lancashire fruit cakes uses leftover marzipan to make irresistible individual pies

  • Battenberg cake

    Battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.38 ratings

    Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

  • Marzipan-in-the-middle bundt cake

    Marzipan-in-the-middle bundt cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Half-cake, half-stollen, this last-minute Christmas bake doesn't need to mature, and is bursting with festive flavours, mixed spice, dried fruit and nuts

  • Plum & marzipan pie

    Plum & marzipan pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Top this deep pink pie filling with a lattice crust made of buttery sweet shortcrust pastry for a showstopping end to a special meal

  • Homemade marzipan thins

    Homemade marzipan thins

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Sweet treats for friends and family

  • Simnel battenberg cake

    Simnel battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

  • Baumkuchen on a cake stand

    Baumkuchen

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try your hand at making our version of German baumkuchen. Popular at Christmas, it’s also known as ‘tree cake’ because of the rings you'll see when you cut into it

  • Gingerbread man party cake

    Gingerbread man party cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes

  • Stollen wreath cake

    Stollen wreath cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    The sweet German fruit and marzipan loaf recipe is adapted into a gorgeous wreath cake with decorative fondant holly icing and almond marzipan

  • A plate serving sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

    Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry

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