Simnel Cake 

Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr
Serves 1 cake | 13 slices

What you’ll need…

100 grams Sunbeam glace cherries

500 grams Sunbeam mixed dried fruit

175 grams soft unsalted butter

175 grams caster sugar

zest of 1 lemon

225 grams plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

25 grams Sunbeam almond meal

3 extra large eggs

2 tablespoons milk

100gm icing sugar

10ml of milk

Squeeze of orange juice


Preheat the oven to 180degress.

Butter the walls of your Bundt tin well.

Chop your glace cherries into quarters and mix into your mixed fruit.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and add the lemon zest. 

Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and ground almonds into a bowl and stir to combine.

Into the whipped butter and sugar mix, add 1 of the eggs with a quarter of the dry ingredients.

Add in the other 2 eggs in the same way, followed by the rest of the dry mix remaining.

Mix in the mix, then the fold in the fruit.

Spoon the mixture evenly around the Bundt tin and smooth out the mix. 

Bake on 180degrees for 30 minutes and then turn down the oven to 150 degrees for 1.5 hours or until the cake has risen and a skewer comes out clean.

Let the cake rest for 15 minutes before turning it out to cool further.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar, milk and orange juice together and pour over and enjoy!