In this recipe, we’ll be making a Madeira sponge cake with lots of flavor coming from the grated apples, lemon zest, and spices. You’ll love how the gateau is filled with apricot jam, marzipan, and whipped cream with ground almonds.
Although the apples on top look like they came straight from a tree, they’re actually made with marzipan painted with food color. This will put your artistic skills to the test. But don’t worry, you can always practice before you make the actual thing. The marzipan can also be made in advance. This is favorable to you since it’s easier to work with the marzipan when it’s chilled.