Another English old fashion cake. Was said to have been created for the marriage of Queen Victoria's granddaughter to Prince Louise of Battenberg back in 1884.......
I am honored to be chosen by Yummly, featured this cake on their website!
Each square represents one of the 4 Battenberg princes: Louise, Alexander....
This is so like a princess.
I was captured by the pretty look of the cake, and I know it's got to be one cake that I will not wait much longer to try it out. Tried my best to assemble the cakes as neat as I could. But looks like, still not up to standard.
175g Unsalted butter
175g Self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1-2 tbsp milk
A little pink food colouring
1. Preheat oven at 170'c. Line a 20cm square tin, also cut a rectangle of parchment, as long and deep as the tin, to act as a divider lengthways between the 2 colours of sponge.
2. In a bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder , vanilla, till smooth batter. If the mixture get too stiff, add in milk to loosen it. Weigh out half of the batter and place the divider down the centre of the tin.
3.Carefully place half the batter into 1 side of the tin. Tint the remaining half with pink. Do this carefully, till the batter turn pink. As neatly as possible, place the pink batter into the other side of the tin.
4.Bake it for 30-50 minutes, or till the cake spring back when pressed on top of the cake. Cool the cake on the wire rack.
5. Slice each colour lengthways into 2 equal blocks, then trim off the rough edges.
6. Use the jam to glue the strips of the cake together lenghtways, so the natural and pink colours form opposite quarters.
7. Roll out the marzipan into rectangle the length of the cake and wide enough to wrap around all 4 sides. Brush the jam all over the cake and wrap the marzipan around the cake. Seal the join by gently pressing it together, then turn the seam side down. Trim the ends with a sharp knife, then score a criss-cross on the surface. Deco as desire.