Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

Mary Berry’s simnel cake

Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata. I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

Simnel Cake

I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

Simnel Cake   Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata.  I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake - By Nigella Lawson. A must for Easter. Wonderfully light fruit cake with a hidden layer of marzipan, decorated with a thin layer of marzipan and balls to represent 11 of the apostles and toasted to give a beautiful burnished colour.

Simnel cake was traditionally given by servant girls to their mothers when they returned home on Mothering Sunday.

Easter simnel cake

Traditionally simnel cakes are very rich but this one is a bit lighter but just as flavourful.

Simnel Cake Recipe - Great British Chefs

This traditional Easter simnel cake recipe is easy to prepare and can be made several days in advance.

Easter Simnel cake - Simnel cake was traditionally given by servant girls to their mothers when they returned home on Mothering Sunday.

Easter simnel cake

Easter Simnel cake Simnel cake has been eaten since medieval times. A rich fruit cake topped with eleven marzipan balls that represent the eleven loyal apostles of Christ, it makes for a historic and symbolic mouthful.

BBC Food - Recipes - Simnel cake

Simnel cake

Traditionally simnel cakes are very rich but this one is a bit lighter but just as flavourful.

Chocolate, orange & almond simnel cake recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food http://pinterest.com/ahaishopping/

Chocolate, orange & almond simnel cake

Chocolate, orange and almond simnel cake. A rich, indulgent Easter treat with orange frosting and homemade chocolate marzipan, great for those who don't like traditional fruit cake

Irish Easter Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake - a British Easter tradition

Simnel Cake - a British Easter tradition. A light fruitcake with a layer of marzipan baked in the centre then topped with a traditional marzipan decoration.

Simnel cake recipe from BBC Good Food

Simnel cake

Medieval recipe: SIMNEL CAKE the 11 balls represent the 11 disciples of Christ

Dan Lepard pays homage to the Easter simnel cake: a layer of golden marzipan runs through the centre of each cupcake, while the cream cheese helps to keep these mini-fruitcakes moist.

Simnel cake cupcakes

Dan Lepard pays homage to the Easter simnel cake: a layer of golden marzipan runs through the centre of each cupcake, while the cream cheese helps to keep these mini-fruitcakes moist.

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