Gluten-free Simnel traybake

Gluten-free Simnel traybake recipe by FREEE

This Easter, enjoy delicious home-baked cakes and bakes with FREEE – the #1 gluten free flour brand in the UK, such as this recipe for a gluten-free Simnel traybake.

Gluten-free Simnel traybake

Gluten Free Simnel Traybake

Servings 1 traybake
Author FREEE



  • 200 g


  • 200 g

    icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp

    lemon juice

  • 25 g

    flaked almonds 


  1. Rub some oil around the inside of a 20x30cm/8x10” traybake tin or insert a cake liner and pre-heat the oven.

  2. Put the flour, xanthan gum and mixed spice into a bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Measure the caster sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.

  4. Break one egg into the bowl and beat to incorporate.

  5. Add the ground almonds and stir.

  6. Break the remaining eggs into the bowl one at a time beating well between each one.

  7. Tip in the prepared flour and stir to incorporate.


  1. Cut the marzipan into 11 equal pieces and roll them into balls.

  2. Put the marzipan balls under a hot grill for a few minutes to lightly brown the tops. Remove and leave to cool.

  3. Toast the flaked almonds under the grill for two minutes until light golden brown.

  4. Put the icing sugar into a bowl, add the lemon juice and stir into a smooth icing.

  5. Spread the icing thinly over the cold traybake.

  6. Before the icing sets, place the marzipan balls randomly onto the traybake and scatter over the toasted almonds.

  7. Slice the traybake and store in a tin.

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