It is the first time for many years that the bakery at Riddings in Derbyshire has offered the traditional fruit cakes.

Available in two sizes, the Simnel cakes feature marzipan decoration and have been created using a traditional recipe by the craft bakers at Luke Evans.

“We produce and sell a wide selection of cakes, and felt it was time to add the Simnel cake to our range,” said Luke Evans Bakery managing director David Yates.

“The cakes are absolutely delicious, and we hope our customers enjoy them.”

Available to wholesale and retail customers via the Luke Evans Bakery shop in Greenhill Lane, Riddings, near Alfreton, the Simnel cakes are priced at £4.95 and £8.95.

The bakery, which was founded in 1804, supplies around 300 trade and wholesale customers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, including shops, schools, delis and Pride Park – the home of Derby County Football Club.

The Simnel cake is traditionally baked at Easter, although its precise origins appear unclear.

The cakes are available at Luke Evans for a limited time only and until Easter Saturday.

Issued by Nottingham PR company Perfect 10 PR