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.
A few years ago I made an alternative Simnel Cake that wasn’t really traditional apart from the inclusion of dried fruit and marzipan. This year after making baked bean tin Christmas Cake I decided to use the same method to make two mini Simnel Cakes.
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.