11 Marzipan Cake Recipes We Love

The only thing sweeter than these marzipan cakes are the people you'll share them with.

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Upside Down Cake

This Rhubarb and Marzipan Upside Down Cake is one of the most aesthetically pleasing kitchen concoctions we have ever seen. Baker Michelle Lopez notes that you can change out what fruit to use and how much, so you can make the cake your own.

(Not sure about the difference between marzipan, fondant and almond paste? No worries! We can explain.)

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Butter Cake

Vanilla Butter Cake may seem simple, but adding a marzipan buttercream makes it special (and tastier than any vanilla-flavored baked good). It’s sure to be a hit at any gathering, and you can easily decorate it for a special occasion. Molly Yeh is the mastermind behind this sweet treat and her blog provides extra photos and a video to watch as you embark on your baking adventure.

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Chocolate Marzipan Cake

Crumbs and Nibbles is a baking blog that always seems to get recipes right, and this incredible Chocolate Marzipan Cake is no exception. Baker Alaina Chou even breaks down every step so it’s easy to make on your own.

P.S. You might also want to bake chocolate Yule Logs for Christmas!

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Cherry (MARZIPAN) Almond Streusel Cake
Courtesy of Kimberly Killebrew at The Daring Gourmet

Cherry Marzipan Streusel Cake

Feeling fruity? Kimberly Killebrew has the answer: Bake a Cherry Marzipan Streusel Cake. Your friends and family may not have had one like it ever before, but we’re sure they’ll be after your secret once you serve up this crumbly treat.

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Marzipan Pound Cake
Courtesy of Carolyn Jung/FoodGal.com

Marzipan Pound Cake

If you were assigned to bring a dessert to a holiday potluck, you’re in luck because Carolyn Jung has crafted an incredibly tasty Cocoa-Marzipan Pound Cake. You’ll love baking just as much as your community will love devouring! The almond topping gives it a little something extra.

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Apple Marzipan Cake

Anita Chu highlights a seasonal favorite on her blog Dessert First. It’ll give off pie-vibes but with all the wonderful flavors and textures of an apple cake. You really do get the best of both worlds with this one.

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Simple Marzipan Cake
Courtesy of Vicky Chin/Tiny Sweet Tooth

Simple Marzipan Cake

Not sold on marzipan? Vicky Chin of Tiny Sweet Tooth understands. But before you knock it completely, try the cake that won her over. She admits it took her a couple of tries to get it right—but even her “failed” attempts were scrumptious.

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Funfetti Marzipan Cake

If you’re looking for a beautiful cake, look no further than this rose-colored funfetti treat from Busy in Brooklyn. Simply seeing it makes your mouth water… don’t forget to take a photo before cutting a slice!

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Torta di Marzapane

Laura De Vincentis is an amazing Italian blogger and lucky for you, we found the English translation of her standout Marzipan Cake recipe. It’s creamy, moist and you’ll only need 12 ingredients. The chocolate glaze over top is an amazing finishing touch!

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Battenberg Cake

If the way to someone’s heart truly is through their stomach, then Neha of Whiskaffair must get a lot of love through her baking blog. This French Battenberg cake looks so pretty that we almost wouldn’t want to eat it. But once you cut into the multi-colored cake it’d be impossible to resist.

Feeling inspired? Make your own marzipan!

Aly Prouty
Aly is a writer for one of her favorite publications, Taste of Home. When she isn't delving into delicious recipes she's most likely tap dancing, snapping photos or planning her next Girl Scout troop meeting.