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Simnel cake

  • 0:25 Prep
  • 2:00 Cook
  • 6 Servings
  • Advanced


  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 175g butter, at room temperature, cubed
  • 160g (1 cup, loosely packed) brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 250g (1 2/3 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 2 375g pkts sundried mixed fruit (Sunbeam brand)
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 2 200g pkts marzipan (Odense brand)
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 20cm springform pan with the melted butter to grease. Line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  • 2
    Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar, scraping down the side of the bowl with a spatula when necessary, until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, scraping down the side of the bowl often.
  • 3
    Use a wooden spoon to fold 40g (1/4 cup) of the flour, the golden syrup and mixed spice into the mixture until just combined. Sift remaining flour over mixture. Add the dried fruit and milk, and use the wooden spoon to fold in until combined. Spoon half the mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of the spoon to smooth surface.
  • 4
    Use a rolling pin to roll out 1 packet of marzipan on a piece of non-stick baking paper to a 5mm-1cm thick 19cm disc. Place disc on top of the cake mixture. Spoon remaining cake mixture over top and smooth surface with back of a spoon. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 140°C and bake for a further 80 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • 5
    Remove from oven and set aside for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool. Roll out the remaining marzipan to a 20cm disc.
  • 6
    Place the apricot jam in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute or until jam is melted. Strain jam through a fine sieve into a jug. Brush the top of the cake evenly with the jam. Top with the marzipan disc and trim the edge.

Source: taste.com.au


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