Marzipan cakes


180g caster sugar
180g butter, softened
2 eggs
80g plain flour
150g ground almonds
100g marzipan, cut into 1cm/½in pieces
100g blueberries
icing sugar, to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  • Cut out squares of baking parchment that would easily cover the holes of a bun tray. Line each one.
  • Beat the sugar and butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs, then gradually introduce the flour and ground almonds. Continue to beat until all is well incorporated.
  • Fold the marzipan into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between the lined cups of the bun tray. Scatter 3-4 berries over each one.
  • Bake the cakes for 30 minutes
  • Sprinkle with a little icing sugar and serve warm.
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