Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Marzipan, almond, banana cake


- 200g flour
- 1 package of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 140 ground almonds
- peel of 1 bio orange
- 175g marzipan
- 25ml almond liqueur - Amaretto
- 3 small bananas
- 175g butter
- 175g brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 150g cream cheese
- salt
- 50 g powdered sugar


1.In one bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, almonds and orange peel.
2. In a smaller bowl grate the marzipan dough and mix in the almond liqueur until the mixture is combined.
3. Peel bananas and squash them with a fork..
4. With a mixer whisk together butter and brown sugar until the texture is creamy. Add in the marzipan mixture and the squashed banana. Mix again!
5. Preheat the oven to 160 °C.
6. Separate the eggs. Beat egg whites until it forms white stiff peaks. Add half of powdered sugar and salt.
7. Add egg yolks into the marzipan-banana mixture and also add the cream cheese. 
8.  Now add in half of the flour mixture that you did aa step one.
9. Continue with adding the whole egg white mixture and finish with adding the other half of the flour blend.
10. Spread the end blend into a cake pan (26 or 28 cm diameter) and bake for about 50 minutes.
11. Leave to cool down!
12. For presentation ditch the cake pan and switch it for a nice cake stand. Sprinkle the rest of powdered sugar on the cake and you are good to go!

If you want you can cut paper into stars and secure the areas where you want to have a pattern. like I did. Stars aren't necesseary. You can play around with different shapes and have some fun!

 Have a nice day

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