Simnel cakes are a traditional part of celebrating Easter and are a wonderful centre piece for your Easter table.
According to historians, the origin of the Simnel Cake goes back to the custom of live-in domestic servants going home to visit their mothers on Mothering Sunday, checking that their families were well and taking food or money if needed. This was a time of year when food stocks were low, and the girls would often make a cake, similar to the present day Simnel Cake, to take home.
Simnel Cake is a light 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, with a story that the balls represent the twelve apostles, minus Judas.
Our hand made Simnel cakes are a faithful reproduction of a traditional Simnel Cake so you can enjoy a traditional Easter treat.