Simnel Cake Recipe

 
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Simnel Cake
  • Chef: Smriti Malhotra
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Simnel cake is a dry fruit cake layered with marzipan. It is one of the most popular Easter bakes. Try this recipe at home and indulge!

Ingredients of Simnel Cake

  • 250 gm butter
  • 250 gm grated jaggery
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 50 gm almond powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 250 gm flour
  • 1/2 kg raisins
  • 250 gm black currants
  • 250 gm sultanas
  • 100 gm mixed chopped peel
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • For the marzipan:
  • 375 gm almond powder
  • 200 gm icing sugar
  • 175 gm castor sugar
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

How to Make Simnel Cake

  • To Make Marzipan:
  • 1.Combine dry ingredients and bind with egg essence and lemon juice. Roll out into rounds. Keep aside.
  • For the Cake:
  • 1.Cream butter, jaggery and lemon rind together.
  • 2.Gradually beat in the eggs.
  • 3.Fold in flour, cinnamon, almond powder and dried fruit, and add a little milk.
  • 4.Place half the mixture in a greased and lined tin.
  • 5.Press a circle of marzipan over the base.
  • 6.Top with remaining batter.
  • 7.Bake at 170 degrees C for about 1 1/4 hours.
  • 8.Press a round of marzipan on top and serve decorated with marzipan balls.
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