Marzipan and orange traybake recipe

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10 min


40 min
(plus 10 mins cooling)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 265 kCal 13%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%

Bake this tasty, easy teatime treat and freeze it ready-sliced – you can whip out just what you need from the freezer when unexpected visitors drop by.


  • 175g (6oz) butter
  • 100g (3½ oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 250g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • Grated zest and chopped flesh of 1 large orange
  • 250g (8oz) white marzipan, coarsely grated
  • For the icing:
  • 100g (3½ oz) icing sugar
  • 1-2tbsp orange juice
  • 15g (½ oz) chopped pistachio nuts (or toasted almonds)
  • Tray bake tin, lined with Bakewell paper


  • Set the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a tbsp of the flour, then beat in the orange zest and roughly chopped orange flesh. Fold in the rest of the flour and half the marzipan.

  • Spread the mixture into the tin and sprinkle the rest of the marzipan over the top. Bake for 35-40 mins. Leave in the tin for 10 mins to cool, then cool on a wire rack. Cut into 16 slices.

Top tip for making Marzipan and orange traybake

Top tip: You can use fresh orange juice or concentrated juice from a carton for the icing.

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