Coconut Marzipan Cake

Coconut Marzipan Cake

If you live near a store that sells good coconut ice cream, then please buy a tub to serve alongside. But these days I am all restraint and go simply for a jeweled scattering of raspberries.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch tube pan, and sprinkle flaked coconut over its bottom. Soften marzipan by heating it in a microwave oven, 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Step 2

    In a food processor, combine marzipan, 8 ounces butter, the sugar and coconut extract. Process until mixture is very smooth. With processor running, break eggs one at a time through the feed tube. Stop processor and sprinkle cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt evenly over batter. Process again until mixture is smooth, making sure there are no lumps in batter.
  3. Step 3

    Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Bake until surface is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool in pan until slightly warm.
  4. Step 4

    To release cake from pan, cut around the edge with a thin knife. Holding a cake plate over the center tube of pan, invert cake so that it falls onto plate. Fill center of cake with berries and scatter remainder around perimeter of cake. Pass confectioners' sugar through a small sieve and sprinkle over cake and fruit. Serve immediately.