Please wait, the site is loading...

Mini simnel loaves


Makes: 10 mini loaves
timePrep time: 35 mins
timeTotal time:
Mini simnel loaves
Recipe photograph by Tara Fisher

Makes: 10 mini loaves
timePrep time: 35 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print
See more recipes

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
618Kcal
Fat
27gr
Saturates
10gr
Carbs
81gr
Sugars
65gr
Fibre
4gr
Protein
12gr
Salt
0.3gr

Sainsbury's magazine

Sainsbury's magazine

Our team of trained chefs and skilled food writers love cooking up everything from innovative seasonal recipes or clever shortcuts, to step-by-step guides and classic recipes for friends and readers alike.

See more of Sainsbury's magazine’s recipes
Sainsbury's magazine

Sainsbury's magazine

Our team of trained chefs and skilled food writers love cooking up everything from innovative seasonal recipes or clever shortcuts, to step-by-step guides and classic recipes for friends and readers alike.

See more of Sainsbury's magazine’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 10 mini loaf cake cases
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 150g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp treacle
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 350g mixed dried fruits
  • 1 x 454g pack white marzipan
  • 3 tbsp apricot glaze, warmed
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • blossom cake decorations

Step by step

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Set the loaf cases out on a baking tray.
  2. Put the butter, sugar and treacle in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, adding a little flour if the mixture starts to curdle. Sift the flour and baking powder together and stir evenly into the mixture with the mixed spice, lemon zest and dried fruits.
  3. Divide half the mixture between the loaf cases and, using a palette knife, spread the mixture evenly. Cut 200g off the block of marzipan and grate coarsely. Divide between the cakes, sprinkling it evenly over the surface. Divide the remaining mixture between the cases and level the tops. Bake the mini loaf cakes for 35 minutes or until just firm to the touch.
  4. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the cases, then run a knife around the inside of the cases and remove the cold cakes.
  5. Spread the top of the cakes with the warmed apricot glaze.
  6. Lightly dust your work surface with icing sugar then thinly roll out the remaining marzipan. Cut into 5mm strips and weave over the top of the cakes to make a basket effect. Press the blossoms on top (glue on with a little jam, if necessary).

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years