Battenberg

IMG_2953This week I baked a  Battenberg cake. I enjoyed this bake but unfortunately my pink sponge was a little bit brown because the pink cake mixture mixed in with the plain mixture when it was baking.

The cake is made up of two different coloured cake mixtures.  The mixture is baked and when it has cooled down each colour is cut into an oblong shape and these are glued with apricot jam to make a chequered pattern.  The cake is then covered in marzipan that has been rolled out and sprinkled with icing sugar.This bake is very yummy and almost as good as Mr Killing’s battenberg.

Did you know:- Battenberg came from the UK, and was made in 1884 for the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie to Prince Louis of Battenberg. The four squares of the cake are the four battenberg princes which were: Prince Louis, Prince Alexander, Prince Henry and Prince Francis Joseph.

 

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