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Use this simple recipe for homemade marzipan or almond paste for the Fruit Cake recipe on this website or to decorate another favourite cake.

Lynn Lewis and Joachim Wahnschaffe

Serves: 12 

  • 4 1/2 cups (455g) ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups (345g) caster sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence or vanilla essence

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Mix the ground almonds with the sifted icing sugar and the caster sugar. Add egg yolks and the almond or vanilla essence and mix to form a soft, but not sticky, paste. Smooth by kneading very briefly on a work surface lightly sifted with icing sugar.

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