Apple Frangipane Cake


This is a dense, moist, and very flavorful apple frangipane cake that is very almond-forward in a yummy way. The apples complement it nicely and I loved the crunch of the toasted almonds on top.

An apple frangipane cake sliced and topped with toasted almonds
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 (7 ounce) package almond paste

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 cup sifted cake flour

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 medium Apples, raw

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round springform pan.

  2. Beat 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons softened butter, almond paste, and 1 cup sugar at low speed with a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until combined. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until smooth, light, and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in vanilla bean paste; add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat until completely combined after each addition. Gently fold in flour and salt with a rubber spatula until just combined.

  3. Spoon mixture into the prepared springform pan. Arrange apples slices over top of batter; brush apples with melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan and cool completely, about 1 hour. Dust top of cake with powdered sugar and sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.

Cook's Note:

Be sure you purchase almond paste not marzipan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
22g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 128mg 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.

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