Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Battenberg Recipe (highly recommended!

My all time favourite cake has to be the batternberg cake - it's delicious! To kick off this recipe, I'll give you a little history of the battenberg cake:
The battenberg cake was first created in honour of the marriage in 1884 between Queen Victoria's granddaughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg - each of the 4 squares represents the four Princes!

See? It's not just delicious, it's also a blast of culture and history! Anyway, onto the recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

150g caster sugar
150g  butter
1 vanilla pod
3 eggs
150g self raising flour
30ml milk
75g apricot jam
200g pre-rolled marzipan
pink food colouring

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METHOD (difficulty: moderate)
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F
Beat the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla seeds, flour and milk together until smooth. Pour half of the cake mixture into another bowl. Add a drop of pink food colouring to one of the bowls and stir.
Grease a 15cm/6in square cake tin with a thick layer of aluminium foil down the middle to divide the tin into two equal parts.
Spoon the pink cake mixture into one side of the tin and the plain mixture into the other side.
Put in to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Leave to cool.
Trim the cakes to the same size, then cut them both in half lengthways.
In a pan, heat the jam with a little water until it becomes liquid.
Place one of the pink pieces of cake onto a work surface and brush one side with jam.
Lay a yellow piece next to it on the jam side and push together.
Brush the tops of both pieces with more jam.
Cut the rolled marzipan so that it's just slightly longer than the cake. Wrap it around the cake, brushing the edges with a little jam to seal them.
Trim off the excess marzipan at the ends
Leave to chill for half an hour then TUCK IN! -----------------------------------------------------------------------

I know you'll enjoy this one. I'm not sure how common Battenberg Cake is in countries like the USA but trust me, this is well worth the effort.b

26 comments:

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    Also at 4am in the morning is saying the same thing twice, since am means morning.

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  2. the rugrats picture is the best part of this blog, homo

    I've lost control of my life.

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  3. I will make this straight away! :D :D

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  4. Interesting...keep it up

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  6. Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sounds gooooddd, but WAY to unhealthy! :(

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  8. I'd eat this if some broad made it for me.

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  9. what a loverly chocola.... NOMNOMNOM

    oh forgot but it is nice to know

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  10. Yummy !!!! gotta try that at 4 am haha

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  11. Will use that cakes massive amount of calories in my workout diet, hah

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  12. im trying this one out for myself ;) printing out and im going to the nearby safeway!!!

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  13. I'm gonna go try this right now

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  14. CAKE is ze best!

    Sounds like a good recipe, ill get my girlfriend to try it this weekend:D

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