Simnel cake is a light fruit cake layered with almond paste. It was original made for the Sunday halfway through Lent, when fasting was allowed to be relaxed for the day. Now, they are more commonly enjoyed on Mothering Sunday. Traditionally, twelve balls of marzipan decorate the top of the cake to represent the apostles. Here, however, each apostle has their own individual cupcake, making them perfect for an indulgent snack or treat.