Cherry Marzipan Sheet Cake

Cherry marzipan sheet cake is a quick and easy dessert to bake. It’s such a simple recipe, perfect for beginners to hone their baking skills.

While cleaning out the pantry the other day I found a jar of cherry compote and a package of marzipan leftover from last year’s Christmas baking. Immediately I had a vision of a rich yet light and airy cake with pieces of marzipan and cherries in every bite. Half an hour later my vision came to life.

The cake is buttery and soft. And pieces of sweet, sticky marzipan and tart, juicy cherries will surprise and delight your taste buds. It’s a beautiful combination of flavors and textures that complement each other.


Cherry Marzipan Sheet Cake



3 eggs

80 g butter, melted

200 g buttermilk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

130 g caster sugar

200 g cake flour

½ tablespoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

200 g marzipan, cut in small cubes

340 g cherries, frozen or from compote, drained

cherry marzipan sheet cake


Line a 30×20 cm (11×7 inch) pan with baking paper.

Heat the oven to 170°C (340°F).

In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt

In another bowl mix together eggs, butter, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla.

Add flour to the egg mixture and mix until well combined.

With a spatula stir in marzipan.

Pour half of the batter into a pan and evenly spread half of the cherries. Then pour the rest of the batter and spread the rest of the cherries on top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the top gets a nice golden color.

Take out of the oven and leave it to cool slightly.

It’s delicious warm and cold, with a cup of coffee.

cherry marzipan cake

Prepare to be amazed if you do decide to try out cherry marzipan cake recipe. And let me know in the comments just how much you liked it. 

If you know any struggling novice baker, be sure to share this post with them. 


Happy baking!


More easy dessert recipes

Chocolate Soufflé Cake 

Strawberry Cheesecake (light and creamy)

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with White Chocolate Chips 

Coconut Balls (flavored with rum and dipped in chocolate) 

Tangy Lemon Madeleines 

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