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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Sep 13, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Desserts/Sweets Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Flour Standing Time 1 hour


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Nutmeg (Jaiphal) Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Dried Ginger (Adrak) Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Salt 1 Pinch
Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini) Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Currants (Kishmish) 125 Grams
Baking Powder 1 Teaspoons
Sultanas 125 Grams
Eggs 3 Numbers
Sugar 125 Grams
Chopped Mixed Fruit 1/2 Cup
Refined Flour 1 Cup
Butter 125 Grams
Marzipan 500 Grams
Raisins (Kishmish) 125 Grams


  • In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and ground spices.
  • Blend in with the butter mixture, adding little milk if required to facilitate blending.
  • Add currants, sultanas, raisins and mixed fruit to the batter.
  • Butter a 9 inch cake tin and pour in half the batter.
  • Roll out half the marzipan to fit the circumference of the pan.
  • Place over the cake batter.
  • Pour the rest of the batter over the marzipan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (180 c) for about one hour.
  • Remove cake form the oven when cool, decorate the top of the cake with the remainng marzipan.
Posted Sep 13, 2007

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Madeline Kennedy May 18, 2009
I'm sure this recipe is great, I haven't tried it! But simnel cake is Easter food not Christmas food!

The balls on the top symbolise the apostles, Jesus hadn't met them on the day he was born :)

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