White Cake with Marzipan and Almonds

Tender, aromatic, and light cake made with egg whites.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, or as needed

  • 6 egg whites

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar, divided

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled

  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur

  • 3 ½ ounces marzipan, crumbled, divided

  • 1 ¾ ounces blanched almonds, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a round baking pan with 1 teaspoon butter; coat with bread crumbs.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

  3. Mix remaining sugar, flour, cornstarch, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Sift over the beaten egg whites; fold together very gently until batter is smooth. Fold in melted butter and amaretto liqueur. Stir in half of the marzipan.

  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle remaining marzipan and sliced almonds on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate.

Cook's Note:

You can also bake this cake in a silicone mold if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
16g Fat
61g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 7g
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 123mg 3%

* 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.