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Simnel Cake

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  • 2.4:1 ratio
  • RECIPE MAKES: 6 portions
  • PREP TIME: 30 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 25 minutes

This recipe makes 6 portions, 1 portion contains:

Total Fat

Simnel cake Step 1

Pre heat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark

Step 2

In a bowl, add butter and sweetener, mix for 2 minutes until fluffy.

Step 3

Add MCTprocal™ , ground almonds and flaxseed, baking powder, ginger, mixed spice, cinnamon, lemon and orange peel and raisins. Use fingers to rub the mixture to a sandy texture.

Step 4

Add egg, water, almond extract, and vanilla essence, mix until a smooth, thick batter is formed.

Step 5

Line a 12cm diameter spring loaded tin and pour in cake mixture.

Step 6

Bake for 25 minutes or until a metal skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Step 7

Transfer the cake to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Marzipan icing Step 1

Add sweetener, ground almonds, egg, and almond extract into a bowl, mix together, until a paste is formed.

Step 2

Knead the paste for two to three minutes, cover and place in the fridge to cool for five minutes.

Step 3

Roll the marzipan icing between two sheets of baking parchment until a 10cm diameter circle is formed.

Step 4

Place the marizpan icing on top of the Simnel cake.

Step 5

Cut in to six equal portions and serve.

Top Tip! Draw a 10cm diameter circle on the baking parchment before rolling out the marzipan icing.

MCTprocal™ is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision. This recipe has been specifically designed for use in a ketogenic diet. Refer to labels for allergens and other product information.

Always check with your dietitian what is suitable for you.

  • Simnel Cake
  • 34g Butter, room temperature
  • 14g Sweetener e.g. Sukrin gold
  • 32g MCTprocal™
  • 32g Ground Almonds
  • 45g Ground Flaxseed e.g. Cold Milled Virginia Harvest
  • 3g Carbohydrate-free baking powder e.g. barkat
  • 1g Ginger, ground
  • 1g Mixed spice, ground
  • 2g Cinnamon, ground
  • 3g Lemon peel, grated
  • 1g Orange peel, grated
  • 2g Raisins, chopped
  • 28g Egg, beaten
  • 30g Water
  • 2g Almond extract
  • 2 drops Vanilla essence/td>
  • Marzipan Icing
  • 14g Sweetener e.g. Sukrin gold
  • 14g Ground Almonds
  • 14g Egg, beaten
  • 3g Almond extract