California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake: How To Make

Recipe and image courtesy of California Raisins.

California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake

California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake. Happy Good Friday. So are you planning to do any baking this week?

Today I have a California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake recipe to share with you. Fancy making one? So yummy!

How To Make A California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake:

Serving: Makes 1 cake, serves 12

Ingredients:

100g butter

100g caster sugar

12g glycerine

5 eggs beaten

400g California Raisins

50g California Raisin paste

75g glace cherries

50g mixed peel

100ml California Raisin Juice

300g plain flour

50g ground almonds

2 tsp mixed spice

250g white marzipan

25g apricot jam sieved

1 x 250g ready-to-roll icing

How To Make:

1. Firstly, cream butter, sugar, glycerine and raisin paste, add the beaten eggs slowly.

2. Add raisin juice and fruit, fold in flour, mix well, place half in a greased and papered round 9-inch cake tin.

3. Roll out one-third of the marzipan round and place on top add rest of mix and make a dent in the centre to allow even rise in the cake.

4. Bake 1-2 hours at 300 degrees test cake with a cocktail stick if it comes out clean it’s cooked.

5. Turn out on to a cooling wire allow to get cold.

6. Remove paper, brush top with warm apricot jam, roll out icing and place on top.

7. Roll out the reserved marzipan to a rectangle about 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15 cm), then cut it into 12 long strips about ½ inch (1 cm) wide for the lattice topping.

8. Pre-heat the grill, when hot, brush the marzipan strips with the egg yolk and place the cake under the grill, about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat.

9. Last but not least, for decoration tie a ribbon around the middle of the cake.

California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake

California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake:

So what do you think of this California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake? Recipe and image courtesy of California Raisins.

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California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake

California Raisins
How To Make A California Raisin Spicy Simnel Cake:
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 9-inch cake tin

Ingredients
  

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 12g glycerine
  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 400g California Raisins
  • 50g California Raisin paste
  • 75g glace cherries
  • 50g mixed peel
  • 100ml California Raisin Juice
  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 250g white marzipan
  • 25g apricot jam sieved
  • 1 x 250g ready-to-roll icing

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter, sugar, glycerine and raisin paste, add the beaten eggs slowly.
  • Add raisin juice and fruit, fold in flour, mix well, place half in a greased and papered round 9-inch cake tin.
  • Roll out one-third of the marzipan round and place on top add rest of mix and make a dent in the centre to allow even rise in the cake.
  • Bake 1-2 hours at 300 degrees test cake with a cocktail stick if it comes out clean it’s cooked.
  • Turn out on to a cooling wire allow to get cold.
  • Remove paper, brush top with warm apricot jam, roll out icing and place on top.
  • Roll out the reserved marzipan to a rectangle about 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15 cm), then cut it into 12 long strips about ½ inch (1 cm) wide for the lattice topping.
  • Pre-heat the grill, when hot, brush the marzipan strips with the egg yolk and place the cake under the grill, about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat.
  •  For decoration tie a ribbon around the middle of the cake.
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Baking

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4 Comments

  1. Roseann Hampton
    15th March 2018 / 12:38 am

    I love raisins – I bet this is delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Merry Monday! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

  2. The Lazy Gastronome
    26th March 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Oh my that looks so incredibly good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  3. 1st April 2021 / 6:36 pm

    Happy Easter, this looks great for this weekend. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

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