Marzipan, originally made with almonds ( (but I make use of cashewnuts ) is an ingredient in many Christmas / Easter recipes and is very easy to make at home. Marzipan sweets are made with colored marzipan using rubber molds or you can make marzipan fruits and is also used to cover traditional Christmas fruit cake. Marzipan is also used to make Easter eggs during Easter season. This recipe is the basic recipe for Marzipan.
  • Passive
    10 minutes
  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Cook
    15 minutes
  • Servings
    1 Block


  • 200 grams Cashew Nuts
  • 150 grams Granulated white sugar
  • 1 Egg white (well beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp Almond essence (or use 1 tbsp rose water)


  • 1 In the grinder jar, add the cashew nuts and granulated sugar. (See recipe notes below)
  • 2 Sieve the cashew nut and sugar powder mixture through a sieve. (See recipe notes below)
  • 3 Take a vessel, add beaten egg white and mix in nut and sugar powder , rose water or almond essence. Keep the bowl over another vessel (smaller in size) half filled with water (boiling over stove) .
  • 4 Stir mixture continuously. Let it cook for few minutes till mixture comes together.
  • 5 Transfer the mixture to a marble slab or a wide plate and quickly knead to smooth dough, otherwise the mixture will turn hard. Cover this marzipan in a cling film if not using right away.
  • 6 Use marzipan to cover cakes (See recipe notes below for Traditional Christmas Cake recipe link).
  • 7 Or color marzipan and use with molds. (See recipe notes below for Marzipan Sweets using Molds recipe link).
  • 8 Or use Marzipan to make Marzipan Fruits. (See recipe notes below for Marzipan Fruits recipe link).

Recipe Notes

  1. I used granulated sugar and ground it with cashew nuts together so that it will prevent the release of cashew nut oil.
  2. Sieve the cashew nut and sugar powder to avoid any cashew nut pieces and to get a high quality marzipan at the end.
  3. Make sure your cashew nut mixture vessel doesn't touch the water in the vessel below.
  4. C;lick here for the Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe.
  5. Click here for Marzipan Sweets Recipe.
  6. Click here Marzipan Fruits Recipe.

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