Easter Recipes > Bury Simnel Cake

How to make Bury Simnel Cake:
A regional variation on Simnel cake, traditionally eaten at Easter. See also Simnel Cake Recipe.


2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
8 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon candied peel
4 tablespoons currants
4 tablespoons sultanas
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped blanched almonds
2 eggs
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the flour and butter into a big basin.
- Rub the butter into the flour.
- Add all the other ingredients except the eggs and almonds and mix well.
- Then add the eggs and mix to a stiff dough.
- Add a little milk if the mix is too dry.
- Roll out to half inch in thickness.
- Cut into round cakes and sprinkle with the almonds.
- Cook on a greased tray for about 45 minutes at gas mark 5 (see temperature conversions).