Marzipan Heart Cake

This prettily decorated cake is perfect for those who like a marzipanned fruit cake but are not keen on icing.


Medium
120 Minutes
Marzipan Heart Cake
1

Marzipan Heart Cake

Tip the dried fruits into a bowl and add the brandy or orange juice. Stir well then cover and leave for several hours or until the liquid is absorbed.

2

Preheat the oven to 140°C/275°F/Gas Mark 1. Grease and line the base and sides of a 15cm (6inch) round cake tin with greaseproof paper. Grease the paper.

3

Using a hand held electric whisk, beat together the butter, sugar and mixed spice until pale and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour if the mixture begins to curdle. Stir in the remaining flour until combined.

4

Add the ginger, nuts, soaked fruits and any unabsorbed liquid and stir until evenly mixed. Turn into the tin and level the surface. Bake for about 2-2 1/2hours or until slightly risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.

5

To decorate, use a palette knife to brush the apricot glaze over the top and sides of the cake. Reserve 50g (2oz) of the marzipan and roll out the remainder on a surface dusted with icing sugar to a round about 28cm (11inches) in diameter. Lift the paste over the cake and ease it to fit around the sides, trimming off the excess around the base.

6

Knead a little red food colouring into the reserved marzipan and roll out on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Cut out small heart shapes in various sizes.

7

Use the tube of writing icing to secure the bay leaves, almonds and heart shapes around the top edges of the cake. If liked secure a ribbon around the sides of the cake and store in a cool place until ready to serve.

Marzipan Heart Cake Recipe

Nutritional Information For the recipe Marzipan Heart Cake

  Per serving Per 100g/ ml
Energy 2288 kJ
533 kcal
1538 kJ
358 kcal
Fat 18 g 12 g
Carbohydrate 81 g 54 g
Protein 7.7 g 5.2 g

Ingredients (12 servings )

For the recipe Marzipan Heart Cake

For the Cake:

  • 625 g Mixed Dried Fruit (1lb 6oz)
  • 75 ml Brandy or Orange Juice (5 tbsp)
  • 150 g Lightly Salted Butter (5 oz) softened, plus extra to grease
  • 150 g Light Muscovado Sugar (5 oz)
  • 10 g Mixed Spice (2 tsp)
  • Medium Eggs x 3 Beaten
  • 200 g Plain Flour (7 oz)
  • 25 g Glacé Ginger (1 oz) chopped
  • 50 g Mixed Nuts (2 oz) chopped

For the Decoration:

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