Scrumptious White Cake with Marzipan & Almonds











Indulge in the delightful flavors of our White Cake with Marzipan and Almonds. Perfect for any occasion, this cake combines the lightness of egg whites with the richness of marzipan and the crunchiness of almonds, all within 45 minutes. With 442 calories per serving, this vegetarian-friendly dessert is not only easy to make but also irresistibly delicious!


Step 1: Preparing Egg Whites

Start by beating 6 egg whites with 2 tablespoons of sugar to form stiff peaks. This is crucial for giving our cake that light, fluffy texture everyone adores. Make sure the bowl and beaters are very clean and free of any fat, as even a small amount of grease can prevent the egg whites from reaching their full volume.
Pro Tip: Use a pinch of salt to stabilize the egg whites for easier whipping.

Step 2: Mixing Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of corn starch, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Carefully sift this mixture into the egg whites, folding gently until just combined. The gentle folding is key to maintaining the airiness of the batter. Then, stir in 1/2 cup of melted butter. This step adds moisture and richness, creating a tender crumb in our final cake.
Pro Tip: Sift the flour mixture twice to incorporate more air.

Step 3: Adding Flavor

Fold in half of the chopped marzipan (1/2 cup) and 2 tablespoons of amaretto liqueur to the batter, mixing just until combined. The marzipan adds a delightful almond flavor that pairs beautifully with the amaretto, enhancing the overall taste of the cake.
Pro Tip: For an alcohol-free cake, substitute amaretto with almond extract.

Step 4: Preparing the Cake Mold

Pour the cake mixture into a silicon mold or a greased, breadcrumb-sprinkled round cake pan. Using breadcrumbs or flour to dust the pan helps in the easy release of the cake once it's baked, ensuring your cake not only tastes great but looks perfect too.
Pro Tip: Use a baking spray for an even easier release.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Sprinkle the rest of the marzipan chunks and the sliced almonds over the top of the batter. This will not only add to the aesthetic appeal of the cake but also provide a lovely almond crunch in every bite. It's all about textures and flavors complementing each other!
Pro Tip: Press the almonds gently into the batter to ensure they stick.

Step 6: Baking the Cake

Bake in a preheated oven at 356 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 30-40 minutes. Use the toothpick test to check doneness; if it comes out clean, your cake is ready. The warmth of the oven transforms our prepared batter into a golden, fluffy delight - the transformation is almost magical!
Pro Tip: Rotate the cake halfway through for even baking.

Step 7: Cooling and Serving

Let the cake cool completely in the mold before turning it onto a serving plate. This patience is rewarding, as it prevents the cake from breaking. Once cooled, your White Cake with Marzipan and Almonds is ready to be served, ready to enchant your taste buds and steal the show at any gathering!
Pro Tip: A cooled cake slices more cleanly.