A traditional fruitcake decorated with marzipan balls that represent the 11 Apostles (Judas was excluded). Bake in a deep cake tin.
Just made this Simnel Cake and it came together beautifully. I did use ready made almond paste and used 3 X 7oz tubes as we all love it. I added some almond essence to the batter as well as a little cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg. I brushed the warm cake with about 2 tablespoons of Disaronno liquer before using the apricot jam. Make sure you keep the cake a good way down from the heat while browning the the top as it can burn very quickly. - 06 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)