Premier Foods Foodservice

Simnel Cake

Meal Type: Snack
Preperation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hours 15 mins
Number of Portions: 12
Portion Size: 115g


  • 600g (1lb 5oz) McDougalls Carrot Cake Mix
  • 275 mls (9 floz) Cold water
  • 50ml (2 floz) oil
  • 100g (4oz) Sultanas
  • 100g (4oz) Raisins
  • 50g (2oz) Cherries
  • 50g (2oz) Mixed Peel
  • 350g (12oz) Marzipan
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam


  1. Place the carrot cake mix into a mixing bowl fitted with a beater. Add the water and oil and mix for two minutes.
  2. Stop and scrape down. Add the fruit and continue to mix for a further four minutes at medium speed.
  3. Transfer half of the mix into a greased and lined deep 8" cake tin. Smooth down. Roll out a third of the marzipan into a 8" circle, place on top of the cake mixture and press down lightly. Spoon the remaining cake mixture on the top and level the surface.
  4. Bake at 150C/300F/Gas Mark 3 for approx. 1 - 1-1¼ Test regularly during baking. Do not confuse the marzipan with raw cake mixture when testing.
  5. Leave the cake to cool in the tin .
  6. Spread ¾ of the apricot jam on top of the cake. Roll out a third of the marzipan and place on top of the cake. Shape the remaining third into 12 balls and place in a circle using a little jam to stick them to the cake, and then blow torch to finish.





Notes – Simnel cake yield – 1460g

Almond sponge yield – 590g


Portion – 100g Simnel cake

35g Almond Sponge

Check the Cherries label for additional allergen information.