Easter Simnel Cake

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Easter Simnel Cake

As it was my 1st ever Easter Simnel Cake I had to follow Mary Berry’s recipe… my undisputed queen of cakes! Results?!? Well have a look! …and yes tastes delicious!

100g glacé cherries, cut into quarters
225g butter, softened
225g light muscovado sugar
4 large eggs
225g self-raising flour
225g sultanas
100g currants
50g chopped candied peel
2 lemons, grated zest only
2 tsp ground mixed spice

For the filling and topping
450g marzipan
1-2 tbsp apricot jam, warmed

Preheat the oven to 150C. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin.

Place the cherries in a bowl with the butter, sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, sultanas, currants, candied peel, lemon zest and mixed spice and beat well until thoroughly mixed. Pour half the mixture into the prepared tin.
Take one-third of the marzipan and roll it out to a circle the size of the tin and then place on top…

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