Simnel Cake ...
Using my trusty Mary Berry recipe.
Whisk up soft margarine together with soft brown sugar, eggs and self-raising flour.
Adding flame raisins, glace cherries, peel and mixed spice, left to steep for a hour or so (or overnight) in a small amount of water.
Prepare the tin.
Oh dear, lining cake tins has never been my forte!
A bit of a botch up job, but will do the trick?
Add half the mixture.
Now for a layer of marzipan, and a good tip is to not use the shop bought stuff.
Make up a batch of almond paste - it's really easy, and a good idea is to prepare earlier, wrap in clingfilm and leave to firm in the fridge.
Use a third, and then top with the remainder of the cake mixture.
Bake, and leave to cool.