Traditional British Mothering Sunday Simnel Cake
120 mins (prep 30, cooking 90)
17 ingredients
1 servings
A wonderul spiced & fruited cake which heralds the advent of Spring. I used to make one for my Mum every year, when I lived in England! Traditionally made to mark Mothering Sunday, this cake is also known as an Easter Cake; Simnel cake has a fascinating cultural heritage with roots that stretch back to the Romans and Athenians. In Britain, known as the Shrewsbury Simnel, it is simply made using white flour, fragrant spices and is generously studded with dried fruits and pungent peel. Like a Christmas cake, it is covered with pale sweet almond paste. The decoration is plain - eleven little balls of smooth paste which represent the apostles (omitting Judas). A specially baked simnel cake is a wonderful gift to take to your mother, for Mothering Sunday Tea Time. Decorate it with crystalised flowers and tie some yellow ribbon around the side.

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Serving Size (2004.17 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 7454.24 Calories from Fat 2550.06
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 283.34g 435.9%
Saturated Fat 101.9g 509.49%
Trans Fat 5.29g %
Cholesterol 482.0mg 160.67%
Sodium 2783.36mg 115.97%
Total Carbohydrate 1142.79g 380.93%
Dietary Fiber 54.22 g 216.87%
Sugars 883.16 g %
Protein 159.43g 318.85%
Vitamin A 4781.45IU% Vitamin C 49.41mg%
Calcium 3392.78mg% Iron 31.9mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg yolk, pinch salt, large eggs