This easy two-ingredient marzipan cake tastes wonderfully moist, airy, and delicious. You can also make the cake low-carb and sugar-free.
Hey there! To be honest: Two-ingredient cakes always sound exciting, but they often don't succeed in reality. This marzipan cake is an exception: the recipe convinces all along the line! You really only need marzipan and eggs. Not even baking powder is necessary.
Taste and Occasion
If you like marzipan, you'll be thrilled. The cake tastes slightly soft, airy but at the same time like sweet marzipan 😉 . Other recipes with the claim "few ingredients" often include a baking mix. The baking mix itself, however, consists of flour, sugar, milk powder, etc. Not very convincing and not actually a "few ingredients".
Moreover, many other similar recipes are presented with a stock photo to be on the safe side, because the results are not really great (not only visually). However, this moist marzipan cake recipe with two ingredients keeps what it promises. Taste and consistency? Heavenly! If you follow a few essential tips, nothing will go wrong.
This few ingredient recipe is not really my own idea - I saw similar recipes on various other websites. However, I have simplified the 2-ingredient cake with marzipan by, for example, not separating the eggs.
Instead of separating, I beat the eggs for a few minutes on high speed until they are very fluffy (preferably with a stand mixer). So it's similar to a sponge cake batter. You should beat the marzipan into the airy egg mixture in portions while stirring so that the egg mixture doesn't collapse. Either slightly warmed, softened, or in small pieces. That's how I always do it. Or, when chilled, grated.
The oven temperature for this quick two ingredient marzipan cake should be comparatively low. This is necessary to keep the cake nice and bright.
How to make the Two Ingredient Marzipan Cake
Let's get started! First of all, preheat the oven to 340°F/170°C. Then, cover the bottom of a small springform pan (8 in/ 20 cm) with baking paper and lightly grease the edges. Cut the marzipan into small pieces and heat slightly, e.g. in the microwave. Alternatively, you can also grate very cold marzipan.
After that, beat the eggs in a stand mixer for a few minutes until they are very foamy. Gradually add warm, soft marzipan pieces while continuing to beat. Important hint: The mixture should remain very fluffy.
Now, pour the dough into a pan and bake it at 340°F/170°C for 15 minutes, then turn the heat down to 250°F/120°C and bake the cake for another 30 minutes. Cover towards the end if necessary.
In the end, the cake should be firm to the touch, but not dry. Let it cool, then cut and enjoy your easy two-ingredient marzipan cake!
Even without any decoration, the cake tastes heavenly. But if you want some eye-catchers on top, I recommend a little chocolate icing, powdered sugar, or flaked almonds.
Two-Ingredient Marzipan Cake
- Springform Pan (8 in/20 cm)
- 4 eggs, large
- 250 grams (1 cup) marzipan
- Preheat the oven to 340°F/170°C. Cover the bottom of a small springform pan (8 in/20 cm) with baking paper, lightly grease the edges.
- Cut the marzipan into small pieces and heat slightly, e.g. in the microwave. Alternatively, grate very cold marzipan.
- Beat the eggs in a stand mixer for a few minutes until very foamy. Gradually add warm, soft marzipan pieces while continuing to beat. The mixture should remain very fluffy.
- Pour the dough into a pan and bake it at 340°F/170°C for 15 minutes. Then turn the heat down to 250°F/120°C and bake the cake for another 30 minutes. Cover towards the end if necessary. The cake should be firm to the touch, but not dry. Let cool, then cut.
- For a low carb and sugar-free version of this marzipan cake, simply replace the regular raw mix with homemade marzipan.
- The cake tastes pure but also decorated with a little chocolate icing, powdered sugar or flaked almonds.
Marzipan cakes are gluten-free and flourless in general. However, you can make this recipe even healthier: For a low-carb marzipan cake, you'll need homemade marzipan sweetened with powdery xylitol or erythritol, for example.
If you're now in the mood for more recipes with just a few ingredients, check out the three-ingredient biscuits, the three-ingredient low carb keto crackers, or the peanut butter protein balls with only five ingredients.