Simnel Cake with Vegan Marzipan

Traditional Simnel cake is a lovely thing to make at Easter, though we were surprised that it’s almost impossible to get organic marzipan outside of Christmas. But who needs to buy ready-made when it’s so quick and simple to make your own!?

This fantastic vegan version is a lovely golden colour from all the delicious maple syrup that’s in it. It’s also perfectly pliable and way less sickly sweet compared to store-bought versions in our opinion.

What’s even better, you can get the two main ingredients right here at Food Loose!


Ingredients for the vegan marzipan:

1 1/4 cups ground almonds

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp almond essence

1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:

Put all ingredients into a food processor and whizz for a few seconds. Or if you don’t have an electric mixer, you could just knead the ingredients together in a bowl.

You would need to double this quantity to make enough to cover a big cake and have some left for decorating.

Happy cooking!

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