Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

Simnel Cake   Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata.  I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake Originally, this cake was made for Mothering Sunday, but it has for a long, long time been an essential Easter confection, the marzipan balls on top representing the apostles: eleven in total as, for understandable reasons, Judas is persona non grata. I make this a very light fruit cake, totally different in taste and texture from the damp, dark offerings of Christmas.

2 individually portioned mini Simnel cakes topped with marzipan balls

Mini Simnel cakes

Simnel muffins. A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the Easter festivities

Simnel muffins

Simnel muffins. A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the Easter festivities

Discover our recipe and top tips to creating the perfect Simnel cake this Easter. We recommend making your own marzipan to make it even more special. Find the recipe on the Waitrose website.

Discover our recipe and top tips to creating the perfect Simnel cake this Easter. We recommend making your own marzipan to make it even more special. Find the recipe on the Waitrose website.

Simnel Battenberg cake. This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

Simnel Battenberg cake

Simnel Battenberg cake. This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

A twist on the traditional Easter simnel cake. Bake this Mini Simnel Cakes Recipe as a tray bake and children of all ages will enjoy decorating them.

Mini simnel cakes

A twist on the traditional Easter simnel cake. Bake this Mini Simnel Cakes Recipe as a tray bake and children of all ages will enjoy decorating them.

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