Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Battenberg Cake











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.......


















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                      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.


Ingredients:

175g  Unsalted butter
175g  Sugar
3  Eggs
175g  Self raising flour
1/2   tsp  baking powder
1  tsp vanilla essence
1-2 tbsp   milk
A little pink food colouring
 250g Marzipan



Method:

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.

17 comments:

jess @ j3ss kitch3n said...

your cake looks very beautiful and its indeed up to standard!

hanushi said...

Lovely and pretty... How does you do it?

Allie said...

I think your cake looks very very pretty! You did a great job, don't be too hard on yourself!

Love the pretty colour combination and the elegant fondant! :)

Blessed Homemaker said...

This is gorgeous!

sana said...

Beautiful!!
sweet and romance ;) i love it.

Zoe said...

very elegant. very nice cake.

Jet said...

Oh wow, the cake looks professional enough to me. Good job, it's absolutely beautiful!

Honey boy said...

Thanks dear all! The feedback was quite good and they liked the cake texture. Should have roll the marzipan a little thicker so it looks and hold the cake in better shape!

Honey boy said...

hanushi,

the sponge is actually victoria sponge and glue them together with some apricot jam and butter cream, then wrap them up with marzipan....

Anonymous said...

can u share the recipe

hanushi said...

Hi Honeyboy,

Is marzipan sweet by itself? Haha... I really like how you assemble the cake together. It will make a good present. :)

Honey boy said...

hanushi,

yes, marzipan is sweet like fondant.

Rathai said...

Hi!

I'm new to your blog. This cake looks so lovely, I have to try it one day. I love marzipan as well. Take care.

Honey boy said...

Hi Rathai,

Welcome to my humble blog! Glad you fond something you like. I am not a very active blogger. Cause too lazy!! Hahha...

Veronica @ Minty’sKitchen said...

Your cake looks so lovely. Very creative indeed. Thanks for sharing. By the way, loved your blog.

Veronica @ Minty’sKitchen said...

Hi loved your blog and really loved your Batternberg Cake, it is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Honey boy said...

Hi Veronica,

Thanks for dropping by! Glad you like my blog......

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