I have tried making simnel cake a few times and it has come out heavy in the past. This recipe uses more eggs and rather than having the marzipan as a layer through the middle, the cake has chunks of marzipan dotted through the cake itself. Having made it for Mothering Sunday, it will not last through to Easter as it has proved very popular.
I mix through 1 tablespoon of the flour mix into the mixed fruit, which makes it easier to mix together and will stop the fruit dropping to the bottom of the cake in the oven.
I liked this recipe although mine took less time to cook - 07 Apr 2012
beautiful !!!!! the marzipan is to die for !! - 17 Mar 2016
This was a lovely cake. I liked the orange extract flavour and the chunks of marzipan throughout the cake. Will make this again! - 18 Apr 2015