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Simnel Cake (Traditional Easter cake)



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  • 230 g plain flour, or gluten free flour
  • pinch salt
  • 110 g sultanas
  • 50 g almonds
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 40 g candied peel
  • 75 g crystallised ginger, roughly choped
  • 170 g glace cherries, halved
  • 200 g Butter
  • 100 g raw sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste, or 5g vanilla essence
  • 30 g brandy
  • 500 g marzipan
  • food dye, for colouring (optional)
  • apricot jam, sieved for brushing

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place nuts in TM bowl and chop 2sec/speed 4, set aside in a large bowl and add fruits and flour, combine until everything is coated with the flour.

  2. Place sugar into a clean, dry TM bowl and mill 10sec/speed9.


  3. Add butter and melt 30sec/90c/speed1, then mix 1min/speed3.


  4. With blades rotating on speed3, add eggs one at a time through hole in mixing bowl lid. 


  5. Add vanilla, brandy and flour/fruit mix and combine 20sec/speed3.


  6. Pour into a lined 20cm diameter cake tin and bake for 1hour on 150c,  then for a another 30min on 140c or until cooked.  


  7. Allow the cake to cool before storing it in a tin.  Decorate the next day. 

  8. Decoration
  9. Brush the cake with the sieved apricot jam.


  10. Roll out the marzipan and cutting it to fit the cake. Decorate the edge of the cake with an marzipan plait and the centre with marzipan eggs coloured with a little food dye.


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  • I have fond memories of my

    Submitted by JoWhiteside on 21. March 2016 - 20:47.

    I have fond memories of my Mum making this at Easter. We used to decorate with marzipan balls to represent each Apostle. Thanks for converting to the thermy. Hoppy Easter. 

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  • Thank you Tanja - I have only

    Submitted by Michelle14 on 22. April 2014 - 14:04.

    Thank you Tanja - I have only ever eaten this cake at Easter church service, but this recipe and a thermomix has changed everything! I even used the marzipan decoration but, I think I will use this recipe instead of fruitcake.  Thanks  tmrc_emoticons.)

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