Simnel cake recipes

Mini Simnel Cakes

Mini Simnel Cakes

I have to admit that I do have a soft spot for fruit cake and one reason Simnel Cake was on the must bake list is because, well, it is not all too dissimilar to Christmas cake and if you have learnt anything from visiting these parts it is that I have a bit of a thing / obsession / fantasy / fondness for all things Christmas related
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Easter Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Cake

Here's some brief info on the traditions behind the simnel cake if you are interested. Allow to cool before mixing the topping ingredients together to form a thick spreadable frosting and spreading over the top of the cake
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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

To make cake. When cold,roll out half remaining marzipan to cover top of the cake. Line and grease an 8in cake tin. Take half of the marzipan,arrange in small pieces close together over half the cake mixture in the tin,cover with rest of cake mixture and bake at 325F/170C/Gas Mark 3 for 30 minutes,then at 300F/150C/Gas Mark 2 for 1 1/2-1 3/4 hrs till cake is easing away from the sides of the tin. Shape 10-12 balls from rest of marzipan,arrange them round top edge of cake
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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

To make the cake. Add the rest of the cake mixture and smooth the top leaving a slight dip in the centre to allow for the cake to rise
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Little Simnel cakes - recipe - giveaway

Little Simnel cakes - recipe - giveaway

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