King Cake with Marzipan

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Difficulty:
advanced
Difficulty
Preparation:
2 h.
Preparation
Calories:
264
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories264 kcal(13 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat9.3 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates42 g(28 %)
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Ingredients

for
25
For the cake
175 grams
soft Butter
125 grams
1 packet
1 pinch
3
medium Eggs
275 grams
2 tablespoons
100 grams
200 grams
For decorating
100 grams
300 grams
150 grams
50 grams
Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Preparation steps

1.

For the cake, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and eggs to butter and mix well. Mix flour and baking powder, sift over butter mixture and fold in with a whisk. Mix rum, raisins and candied lemon peel and fold into batter. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in oven preheated to 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark: 3-4)(approximately 400°F) for about 60 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then remove from pan to a wire rack.

2.

For decorating, heat apricot jam, strain through a sieve and brush over cake while cake is still warm. Cut marzipan into pieces. Sprinkle powdered sugar over marzipan and knead until smooth. Thinly roll out marzipan between two sheets of parchment paper and cover cake. Sprinkle cake with candied lemon peel and dust lightly with powdered sugar to serve.