Battenburg Cake

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This is one of my favourite recipes from my book The WI Vintage Teatime and seems to perfectly suit these drizzly May afternoons. Pretty as a picture, this chequered sponge, which is cemented by jam and covered in home-made marzipan, is said to have first been baked to celebrate Price Louis of Battenburg’s marriage to Princess Victoria in 1884. Miniature versions of these almondy delights are popping up on afternoon tea menus across the country.

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Published in: on May 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm  Comments (1)