Chocolate almond simnel cake

Chocolate almond simnel cake

Martha Collison's recipe is a classic simnel cake with an indulgent chocolatey twist. You can make the chocolate almonds yourself, or buy them ready-made.

    • Serves12
    • CourseDessert
    • Prepare30 mins
    • Cook1 hr 45 mins
    • Total time2 hrs 15 mins
    • Pluschilling
    • 200g butter, softened
    • 200g light muscovado sugar
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp mixed spice
    • 3 British Blacktail Free Range Medium Eggs
    • 125g sultanas
    • 125g currants
    • 125g chopped dried pitted dates
    • 50g mixed peel
    • 500g marzipan
    • 1 tbsp no peel marmalade
    • 11 chocolate coated almonds