Make your own marzipan instead of buying it. Marzipan is used to frost cakes and for making candies, and all sorts of other goodies.

Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Important: be sure to use only fresh eggs for this recipe.



  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 pound finely ground blanched almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


    Blend the confectioner’s sugar, finely ground almonds, egg whites, salt ,and almond extract in a blender until perfectly blended. 

     Chill covered 24 hours to harden.

Comments (5)


Is home made marzipan significantly better than store-bought marzipan? I'm assuming that's usually the case with most things because of the preservatives generally used to maintain a longer shelf life, but sometime the difference isn't so significant that it makes or breaks a product. Anyone have any input? I plan to use marzipan to garnish a cake I'm making next week for Thanksgiving, and would love any thoughts.


Isn't this simply almond paste? Growing up, I always understood marzipan absolutely had to have orange flower water, or if that couldn't be found, rosewater. Without that ingredient it's almond paste and not marzipan. It was our excuse to go specifically to the Greek grocer for the orange flower water.


Hi  Anonymous ~ I don't like using ''raw eggs''.  Is it OK to buy & use pasteurized egg whites in a container from the market?

Thank you!!!

ps/ I took a peek at your FABULOUS cakes!!  :)))