A rich fruitcake, typically with a marzipan covering and decoration, eaten especially at Easter or during Lent.
- As an ingredient in baking and flour confectionery, marzipan is an integral part of several traditional recipes, for instance stollen and simnel cakes.
- She baked simnel cake, parkin and scones and made ‘mintoes’ out of powdered milk, syrup and peppermint.
- Ah, and I probably should have tried doing the research before I started writing, as the first site Google finds claims that simnel cakes are to do with Mothering Sunday, and should have 11 balls.
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