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Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel-Sunday is Mothering Sunday (Mid-Lent) and Simnel cake was originally eaten then. Now it is eaten at Easter. It is decorated with 11 marzipan balls which represent the eleven true disciples of Jesus (leaving out, of course, Judas Iscariot).

Ingredients
butter
pale brown (or white) sugar
2 eggs
plain flour
dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, currants, candied peel)
cinnamon
marzipan (or more)
Equipment

food mixer (optional)
rolling pin (optional)
mixing bowl
spoon
round baking tin
baking paper (optional)
oven:
time in oven: one and a half hours

preparation time:
making cake mix
decorating top with nuts and fruit

Cooking process

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