French Fangipane Cake

    35 min

    This cake is eaten every year around the time of the Epiphany. If you want to follow the French tradition for this cake then add a charm (such as a plastic ring) and have a paper crown at the ready. The child who gets the charm can wear the paper crown and be king or queen for the day.

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    Serves: 8 

    • A charm (optional)
    • 2 pure butter puff pastry sheets, ready rolled
    • 225g golden marzipan, cubed
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 120g butter, softened
    • 150g plain flour
    • 1 egg yolk for glazing

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. To make the frangipane: Add the marzipan, sugar, eggs and egg yolks to a food processor or a blender; mix well. Add the butter, them mix on low speed. Spoon in the flour and continue to mix.
    3. Arrange one puff pastry sheet on a silicon mat or lightly greased baking tray. Layer the frangipane in the centre of the puff pastry. Place the second puff pastry sheet on top of the frangipane. Pinch the edges to seal and brush the top of the cake with egg yolk.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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