Recipe of the Month

March – Simnel Cake

Our Catering team would love you to have a go at making our tasty Recipe of the Month.


For the cake:
7oz Butter or Margarine
7oz Soft Brown Sugar
3 Free Range Eggs, Beaten
7oz Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Mixed Spice
12oz of Mixed Currents, Raisins and Sultanas
2oz of Mixed Peel
Zest of a Whole Lemon
For the Almond Paste:
8oz Caster Sugar
8oz Ground Almonds
2 Free Range Eggs
1 Tsp Almond Essence


For the cake:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, gradually add the egg a little at a time until well incorporated.
  2. Sift the flour, salt and mixed spice into your mixture and stir well.
  3. Finally, add your mixed fruit, peel and zest and stir well.
  4. Bake in a 7/8 inch cake tin bake in the oven on 160 degrees celcius for around 1 ¾hr.
  5. Test by inserting a skewer in the middle. If skewer comes out clean its ready.
  6. Set aside on a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, roll out your almond paste to a 9 inch round diameter.
  8. Once your cake has slightly cooled place your almond paste on the top of your cake to look like a table cloth, then serve when fully cooled

For the almond paste:

  1. Place sugar, almonds, egg and almond essence in a bowl and mix until you get a fairly soft consistency.
  2. Once you have a soft enough consistency, knead for one minute or until the paste is smooth and pliable.
  3. Wrap with cling film and leave to rest in the fridge until later.

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