Simnel Traybake

  • 150g Whitworths Sunshine Sultanas
  • 150g Whitworths Little Jewel Cranberries
  • 100g Whitworths Chopped Sayer Dates
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 50g candied mixed peel
  • 120g white marzipan, cut into chunks
  • for the topping:
  • 200g marzipan, grated
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 70g muscavado sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 3tbsp orange juice
  • 12 x marzipan balls to decorate

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Preheat your oven to 180⁰C/Fan 160⁰C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Line a rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  • Beat the butter, flour, mixed spice, cinnamon and brown sugar together in a large bowl until well mixed.
  • Lightly beat the eggs and stir into the mixture to form a smooth batter.
  • Stir in the sultanas, cranberries, dates and marzipan chunks then add the candied peel.
  • Pour into the lined tin and evenly spread.
  • Prepare the topping by rubbing together the butter and sugar with your fingers to form a crumb.
  • Add the grated marzipan then mix in the golden syrup and set aside (if the mixture is too soft, refrigerate until it hardens slightly).
  • Bake the cake for 20 minutes, top with the marzipan crumb then return to the oven and bake for a further 10-12 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Mix the icing sugar, water and orange juice together then drizzle over the traybake. Decorate with the marzipan balls and enjoy!
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  • 35 mins
  • 30-35 mins
  • Makes