Mandy of What The Fruitcake?! came to our rescue last minute to present us with the Battenberg Cake challenge! She highlighted Mary Berry’s techniques and recipes to allow us to create this unique little cake with ease.
I made two versions of the Battenberg Cake, first I made a classic one and then with some coffee and cocoa, both recipes are here. I think Mandy prepared a great challenge and I'll definitely make Battenberg again.
Traditional Battenberg (natural sponges, one with red food coloring, apricot jam, covered with homemade marzipan)
Coffee and Cocoa Battenberg (coffee and cocoa sponges with coffee buttercream and white chocolate plastique)