Traditional Simnel Cake
Simnel cakes are a a traditional part of celebrating Easter and are a wonderful centre piece for your Easter table. A Simnel Cake is a light spiced fruit cake made with two layers of marzipan, one on top and one in the middle. Traditionally the cake is decorated with eleven marzipan balls, representing the 11 apostles (excluding Judas).
According to historians, the origin of the Simnel cake goes back to the custom when girls in domestic service would go home to visit their mothers on Mothering Sunday. They would bake a cake similar to the Simnel cake and decorate it with fresh flowers. This cake later became a traditional Easter cake and the eleven marzipan balls were placed on top to represent the 11 apostles (excluding Judas). Our Simnel Cake makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift and for Mother’s Day we decorate it with pretty chocolate flowers and put it in our gorgeous gift box.
Our hand made Simnel cakes are a faithful reproduction of a traditional Simnel Cake so you can enjoy a traditional Easter treat.
Please note that the colour of the gift box may vary.