A Piece Of Cake - Marzipan Berry Cakes


Firstly, a very Happy Mothers Day to you if you are celebrating this today.

Secondly, I want to introduce my new series 'A Piece of Cake'.

You'll know if you read Little Birdie regularly, that I have a bit of a fondness for cake.

I'm especially keen on eating it for breakfast!

So I thought I'd feature some of my recent baking triumphs and possibly even disasters on the blog.

Today we are starting with Marzipan Berry cakes, which I first saw on Nigel Slater's Christmas programme.

As I'm Marzipan obsessed (it runs in the family, doesn't it Mum?),  I instantly decided that I must make these little nuggets of loveliness.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Line a bun tin with cases (for 12).
  3. Beat the sugar and butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  1. Gradually beat in the eggs, then gradually introduce the flour and ground almonds. Continue to beat until all is well incorporated.
  2. Fold the marzipan into the mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture between the lined cups of the bun tray. Scatter 3-4 berries over each one.
  4. Bake the cakes for 30 minutes, or until springy to the touch.

    Eat warm with a cup of tea. These are lovely little cakes, chewy, moist and utterly delicious.