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

Mary Berry’s simnel cake

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

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 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.

Chocolate, orange & almond simnel cake

Chocolate, orange & 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, from BBC Good Food.

John Whaite's modern take on a classic simnel cake tops a rich chocolate and cherry cake with dark chocolate ganache and hazelnut marzipan balls.

Sour cherry and chocolate simnel cake with hazelnut marzipan

John Whaite's modern take on a classic simnel cake tops a rich chocolate and cherry cake with dark chocolate ganache and hazelnut marzipan balls.

2 individually portioned mini Simnel cakes topped with marzipan balls

Mini Simnel cakes

Lemon Meringue Cake: In all honesty, the origin of this cake is simply that I cannot make a go of a lemon meringue pie. I've tried, and I've tried, and it's not that I've utterly failed, but I haven't completely delighted myself. There's enough of that kind of falling short in the rest of life, without having to usher in disappointment and self-loathing in the kitchen.

Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake: In all honesty, the origin of this cake is simply that I cannot make a go of a lemon meringue pie. I've tried, and I've tried, and it's not that I've utterly failed, but I haven't completely delighted myself. There's enough of that kind of falling short in the rest of life, without having to usher in disappointment and self-loathing in the kitchen.

Easter offers plenty of opportunities for baking! Try a traditional Simnel cake, novelty Easter cupcakes or cute cake pops with our easy Easter baking ideas. | Tesco

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Easter offers plenty of opportunities for baking! Try a traditional Simnel cake, novelty Easter cupcakes or cute cake pops with our easy Easter baking ideas. | Tesco

Simnel muffins. A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the Easter festivities

Simnel muffins

Simnel muffins. A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the Easter festivities

A twist on the traditional Easter simnel cake. Bake this Mini Simnel Cakes Recipe as a tray bake and children of all ages will enjoy decorating them.

Mini simnel cakes

A twist on the traditional Easter simnel cake. Bake this Mini Simnel Cakes Recipe as a tray bake and children of all ages will enjoy decorating them.

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

Easter simnel cake

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

Making this Mary Berry recipe Simnel Cake today for my Marzipan Addict of a husband.

Making this Mary Berry recipe Simnel Cake today for my Marzipan Addict of a husband.

Simnel Battenberg cake. This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

Simnel Battenberg cake

Simnel Battenberg cake. This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

If you're planning to treat your mum this Mother's Day, don't forget to make   her a delicious cake

Mother's Day: 10 cake recipes that will make your mum smile

If you're planning to treat your mum this Mother's Day, don't forget to make her a delicious cake

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