Almond Paste

10:00 pm on 14 March 2005

This almond paste can be used in and on top of a Simnel Cake, or it can be used under butter icing or royal icing on any fruit cake.


  • 100 g ground almonds
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly


Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl or food processor, adding the beaten egg gradually, until the icing forms an easy-to-work-with ball, then roll out or shape as required.

NOTES For thick almond layers, or for a bigger cake double the ingredients above.*Mock almond filling cannot be left exposed on the top of a cake or browned under a grill. It is meant for baking as a middle layer, only.*For a bigger cake use double the ingredients in a 23cm cake tin.

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