Try this alternative simnel cake if you are a chocolate lover or simply less keen on spices. In common with simnel cake tradition this chocolate simnel cake has a marzipan layer baked into the middle and 11 marzipan balls decorating the top that are said to represent the true disciples of Jesus.
Great for dinner party or special meal this torte, a rich chocolate mousse on an indulgent biscuit base, is best made in advance. The biscuit base will be happy in the fridge for a day, as will the assembled torte or it can be made and frozen until required.
Baked with wholesome wholegrain flour and half coated with chocolate, these shortbread biscuits make an eye catching treat or delightful gift.
A traditional festive cake for those that love chocolate.
This chocolate treat is sometimes called a refrigerator cake. Chilling in the fridge rather than baking in the oven is the key to this simple yet spectacular fruity, nutty deliciousness which pleases nearly everyone and is great for entertaining. You could vary the biscuits, dried fruit or nuts depending on what you have in the cupboard.
A special occasion pastry that can be filled with sweet or savoury fillings.