German Marzipan Bundt Cake

German Marzipan Bundt Cake – Gugelhupf with Candied Fruit

German Marzipan Bundt Cak with Chocolate Ganache Frosting,
tastes like Christmas morning to me.

Maybe that’s a strange flavor to associate with Christmas morning. But this cake reminds me of being a kid and getting to pull all of the goodies out of my stocking.

Usually, at the bottom, was a chocolate Candied Fruit

It just seemed magical to me the way the chocolate Candied Fruit would split into perfect slices! And each slice even had a perfectly printed orange pattern.

I also might be in the minority on this, but I loved the flavor of Candied Fruit and chocolate together!

As an adult, I still try and find a chocolate Candied Fruit to hide in the bottom of my own stocking and make myself wait to eat it until Christmas morning.
German Marzipan Bundt Cake contains all the amazing chocolate orange flavor of that Christmas candy but in cake form!

It’s rich and dense, with mini chocolate chips throughout. The Candied Fruit flavor isn’t overpowering and the chocolate ganache frosting is literally the icing on the cake!

If you also like this flavor combo, check out the recipe below!
This flavorful, spongy marzipan bundt cake with candied fruit and chocolate glaze will be the shining star at your holiday gathering.
PREP TIME:30minutes mins
COOK TIME:1hour hr
TOTAL TIME:1hour hr 30minutes mins
12 – 16 servings


Bundt Cake

  • 8 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 8 oz. almond paste, coarsely grated*
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup mixed candied fruit, or fruit of your choice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or butter



Bundt Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a bundt pan with non-stick vegetable oil spray and lightly dust with flour.
Separate the eggs. Beat the whites with salt to stiff peaks, and reserve the yolks.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until the mixture lightens in color and looks fluffy and creamy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Mix in the grated almond paste. Add the yolks and almond extract and beat until well combined.
With a spatula, stir in the flour and then gently fold in the egg whites. Lastly, mix in the candied fruit.
Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour.

Remove the cake from the oven, and gently loosen its edges using a heatproof spatula. Turn the pan over onto a cooling rack. After 10 minutes, lift the pan off the marzipan Gugelhupf, and allow it to cool completely.
Pour cooled cake with chocolate glaze or sprinkle with icing sugar.
Chocolate Glaze
Combine the chopped chocolate and coconut oil in a medium heatproof bowl and place over a medium saucepan of barely simmering water (with the bowl not touching the water). Heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture is fully melted and combined.
Set aside to cool to room temperature.

~ Free Tips ~
*The marzipan or almond paste is best grated if it has been frozen or kept in the refrigerator.
You can add one tablespoon of dark/spiced rum to the cake for a little bit more flavor.
The chocolate glaze is a homemade version of the store-bought chocolate sauce that hardens when poured over ice cream. The coconut oil makes the chocolate more fluid and encourages it to set faster when it’s applied to a chilled surface.
Cut the cake with a hot knife, so that the chocolate doesn’t break. To do this, fill a tall container/pitcher with hot tap water deep enough to cover the entire blade of your knife. Dip the knife into the hot water, and wipe it dry on a clean towel before making a cut.
The bundt cake can be frozen without the glaze. The covered glazed cake will keep fresh in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
Calories: 359kcal (18%) | Carbohydrates: 49g (16%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 16g (25%) | Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) | Cholesterol: 109mg (36%) | Sodium: 53mg (2%) | Potassium: 138mg (4%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 34g (38%) | Vitamin A: 170IU (3%) | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 70mg (7%) | Iron: 1.9mg (11%)


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