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Simnel cake recipes

14 Recipes

Capture the traditional marzipan flavour of simnel in a range of Easter bakes. We've got light and fruity simnel cakes, muffins, tarts and even a cocktail.

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

3.625

(6 ratings)

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simple simnel cake

4.666665

(12 ratings)

This is a perfect quick-mix-fix for Easter - based on traditional recipes
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simnel muffins

4.71875

(40 ratings)

A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the festivities
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Simnel Battenberg cake

3.75

(2 ratings)

This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Simnel share ’n’ tear buns

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Don't choose between hot cross buns, Simnel cake and Chelsea buns - this ingenious Easter bake brings together all three
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Fruity simnel squares

4.235295

(17 ratings)

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Simnel cake sour

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Looking for an Easter cocktail with all the spices of the season? This twist on an Amaretto sour has a splash of orange juice and a dusting of cinnamon to give you Simnel cake in a glass
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Simnel cherry tart

3.916665

(3 ratings)

This teatime treat is a cross between a fruity spring-like Simnel cake and a Bakewell tart - great with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Cherry & almond Easter cupcakes

4.383335

(15 ratings)

These little Simnel cakes are really almondy, with pieces of marzipan in the mix - and they look gorgeous
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cherry & almond cake

3.933335

(30 ratings)

Cherry cakes are one of the most popular cakes sold by baking experts, the WI. This one will be a guaranteed hit at any cake sale
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Simnel tart

4

(2 ratings)

A quick Easter tart perfect for friends and family
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Simnel spiced breakfast loaf

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Toast a slice of this celebration bread and top with butter to give hot cross buns a serious run for their money
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Easter puddings

4.166665

(6 ratings)

These cute oven-steamed puds with nutmeg custard are almost like blonde Christmas puddings
  • 50 mins
  • Easy