Mini simnel cakes
- April 2019
- Makes 12
- Hands-on time 30 min, oven time 40 min, plus steeping and cooling
Martha Collison’s mini simnel cakes, made with cherries and almonds, are an alternative to a traditional Easter simnel cake.
Martha says: “Traditionally, a simnel cake is baked whole, with 11 balls of marzipan positioned on top to represent Jesus’s disciples – minus Judas, who betrayed him. I’ve transformed this classic into mini versions, and sculpted the marzipan balls into cherries to reflect what’s inside.”
- 16.8g (6.6g saturated)
- 64.6g (51.9g sugars)
To make the berry dust, whizz any type of freeze-dried berries (available from Waitrose or Sainsbury’s) to a powder in a mini blender or grind in a pestle and mortar.
The finished cakes will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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