Fruity simnel squares

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs

Remove the cake from the oven once cooked through, arrange the marzipan balls on top and allow to cool in the tin. Mix the icing sugar with enough orange juice to give a runny icing, drizzle...

  • Yield: Cuts into 15 squares
  • Cooking time: 1 Hour
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 250g mixed dried fruit
  • 100g dried apricot, chopped
  • 85g glacé cherry, chopped
  • zest 2 oranges Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are… , juice 1 orange (use the second in the topping)
  • 200g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an… , softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 large egg
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almond
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 500g marzipan Marzipan mah-zuh-panOne of mankind’s oldest sources of sweet pleasure, marzipan needs to contain only ground… , 200g/7oz cut into 2cm chunks, the rest for the topping
  • 50g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g flaked almond
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 85g icing sugar, sieved
  • 2-3 tsp orange juice

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