Carol's simnel cake

    2 hours 20 min

    Enjoy this fruity simnel cake for Easter, and complete it with a layer of marzipan and eleven marzipan balls perched on top.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 175g butter
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 300g sultanas
    • 40g raisins, chopped
    • 125g chopped mixed peel

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Grease one 23cm tube cake tin.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
    3. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and the sifted flour mixture. Fold in the sultanas, raisins and fruit peel mixing well. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours. Makes about 16 servings.

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