Sunday sweets – Marzipan cake

Posted on: January 3rd, 2010 by admin 1 Comment

(Happy Birthday Mutti!)

When I first heard about this cake I couldn’t wait to try it. Everyone in our house loves marzipan (which must be the German in us, some people hate it). This cake is wonderful and should take prime position on any dessert table, particularly during the holidays. It’s pretty fast, which is also a bonus.  Fast and delicious- how can you go wrong?

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • grated rind of 1 lime – not tons
  • 1/4 cup milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour (firmly packed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • few dashes of salt
  • flaked almonds for the bottom of the pan (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 180ºC (350ºF)

Grease a long cake or loaf pan. In a pan warm the butter and coconut oil until softened to just melted and mix them together well. Add the remaining liquid ingredients and blend. Then add all the dry ingredients and mix well again.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes – I hour. It is a good idea to loosely cover the cake about halfway through baking with tin-foil, so the top doesn’t over-brown/burn.

Let the cake cool in the pan a little and then turn it out to cool completely.

loaf

Original recipe from: healthytastychow

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One Response

  1. Joh S says:

    I’ve been hungry for days. When will the next post be? I may starve.

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