Marzipan-Orange Muffins

What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? There’s no formal answer, though some say a muffin is more “bready” and cupcake more sweet and fluffy. All we know is that the triple combination of almond-flavoured ingredients—marzipan, almond liqueur and flaked almonds—gives these muffins a delicious taste and texture.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time
24muffins 30minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
24muffins 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings: muffins
Servings: muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Beat the marzipan, eggs, and butter with a wooden spoon until smooth. Gradually mix in the buttermilk, sugar, orange zest, and liqueur with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add marzipan mixture; stir until just combined.
  4. Peel the orange, removing the white pith. Segment the orange and cut the segments in half.
  5. Place 1 teaspoon of mixture in each muffin cup and place a halved orange segment on top. Add more mixture until cups are two-thirds full. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Place pans on a wire rack; let muffins cool completely.