BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE | How to make BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE

By Shaheen Ali  |  11th Jun 2016  |  
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BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKEby Shaheen Ali
  • Prep Time

    20

    mins
  • Cook Time

    60

    mins
  • Serves

    5

    People

310

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About BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE Recipe

Battenburg cake is said to have been invented in 1884, in honour of the marriage of Queen Victoria's grand daughter, Victoria of Hesse-Darmsadt, to the Greman prince Louis of Battenburg. Like Coronation Chicken, created for our Queen's coronation nearly 70 years later, it was so popular that it never went away.

BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE

Ingredients to make BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Softened butter - / 100 gms
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Strawberry extract / essence
  • few drops of lemon yellow color
  • few drops of strawberry pink color
  • For decor :
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 4-5 tbsps Confectioners sugar
  • 1 fist size lobe of Marzipan or Fondant
  • Few silver balls

How to make BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE

  1. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time. Add the dry mix into the wet mix
  2. Divide the batter into two portions. Add vanilla extract and lemon colour
  3. Similarly add strawberry extract and strawberry pink colour into the other divided portion and mix well.
  4. Line two same size baking trays with parchment paper and pour into the two batters in the consecutive trays .
  5. Bake both the cakes in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C for 30-35mins
  6. Once the cake is cool completely, slice off the top and the four sides to make an equal sized rectangular of almost 10'x 3' inches.
  7. Now you will be having two equal sized rectangular cakes. Take the pink cake and cut it length wise from the center. Similarly slice the yellow cake as well.
  8. Take a pink slice and a yellow slice and pink slice and attach them together length wise by applying whipping cream in the center. [take whipping cream and add confectioners sugar into it and whisk till soft peaks appear] Now apply whipping cream all over the assembled cake and keep aside. Refrigerate for sometime before serving
  9. Knead marzipan and roll out outwards with a rolling ping. Roll it big so that it covers the entire cake.

Reviews for BRITISH BATTENBURG CAKE (7)

Sarmistha Purkayasthaa year ago

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Shilpa Khatwanirajdev2 years ago

Same question how to fondant and substitutes for egg
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Usha Devaraj2 years ago

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Namrata Malik2 years ago

how to make fondant or marzipan at home
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Amandeep Kaur2 years ago

instead of using eggs what can we use
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Sweta Shet2 years ago

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Vineeta Ezra2 years ago

wowww this is soooooo beautiful
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