Marzipan recipes: homemade orange marzipan on a cake

Marzipan recipes

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.  

14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
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11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 25 mins
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18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
38 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Ready-made pastry and marzipan make these tarts a doddle to make for summer dinner parties

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A new take on baked apples, great served with clotted cream or custard

40 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
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3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweet treats for friends and family

25 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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

1 hr
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A showstopper pud with a secret layer of chewy marzipan baked into the shortcrust base- impressive but so simple

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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The sweet German fruit and marzipan loaf recipe is adapted into a gorgeous wreath cake with decorative fondant holly icing and almond marzipan

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 30 mins
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Vegetarian
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