Mazarin Cake II

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A nutty almond filling baked in a shortdough crust! This cake might be a little heavy after a large dinner but is perfect at the reception!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch springform pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 7 tablespoons butter

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 10 ½ ounces almond paste

  • 5 tablespoons butter, chilled

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 12 maraschino cherries, garnish

Directions

  1. Combine flour, sugar in a food processor, add the 7 tablespoons butter and egg yolk. Pulse until mixture comes together as smooth dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and briefly knead the dough. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll the dough out to about a 12 inch circle. Cover the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Set aside.

  3. Cut almond paste and butter into pieces and combine in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, and process until smooth. Mix in almond extract. Pour filling into prepared crust.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and filling is set. Let cool for 20 minutes, then gently loosen sides of pan and cool completely.

  5. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with water to make a thin glaze. Spread on top of cake and garnish with cherries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
17g Fat
30g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.