Simnel cake topped with yellow marzipan icing and balls

Simnel cake recipes

17 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.

Easter simnel cake

4.9

(10 ratings)

Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers...
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simnel muffins

4.738095

(42 ratings)

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

Simnel loaf cake

5

(4 ratings)

Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simple simnel cake

4.69231

(13 ratings)

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

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

4.09091

(11 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

Simnel battenberg cake

4.333335

(3 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

4.25

(4 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

4.31579

(19 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

3.666665

(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

4

(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

Easy cherry cake

4.058825

(34 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

(4 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

Simnel cake

5

(1 rating)

Celebrate Easter with a springtime seasonal bake. This classic simnel cake is packed with dried fruit and spices and topped with marzipan
  • 3 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
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