Battenburg Cake Recipe

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Battenburg Cake
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • red food coloring
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • confectioners' sugar


  1. Cream butter and 1 cup sugar together.
  2. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt gently.
  4. Add milk if needed.
  5. Divide batter into 2 equal parts.
  6. Add food coloring to 1 part to make a deep pink color.
  7. Grease two 7-inch square pans.
  8. Spread batters into pans.
  9. Bake at 350°F until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Let stand in pans 5 minutes.
  11. Turn out on racks to cool.
  12. Trim edges from both cakes.
  13. Cut each cake lengthwise into 4 strips as wide as the cake is thick.
  14. Trim to make strips match.
  15. Heat jam slightly.
  16. Spread on sides to glue 2 pink and 2 white strips together checkerboard fashion.
  17. Spread all 4 sides of completed cake with jam.
  18. Repeat with remaining pink and white stripes.
  19. Makes 2 cakes.
  20. To make almond paste: Mix almonds, confectioners' sugar, egg, lemon juice and almond extract together.
  21. Knead until smooth, adding a bit of lemon juice or water if too dry to roll.
  22. Add only 1/2 teaspoon at a time. It will be stiff.
  23. Divide into 2 equal parts.
  24. Roll 1/2 of paste 1/8 inch thick on a surface lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar.
  25. Cut to fit length of cake and long enough to cover 4 sides leaving ends uncovered.
  26. Lay cake on one end of paste. Wrap completely to enclose all 4 sides of cake pinching paste to seal.
  27. Roll in granulated sugar.
  28. Place with seal underneath on serving plate, or store in plastic bag.
  29. Repeat for second cake. Chill.
  30. Slice thinly to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 593.71 Kcal (2486 kJ)
Calories from fat 234.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.04g 40%
Cholesterol 71.42mg 24%
Sodium 465.41mg 19%
Potassium 223.28mg 5%
Total Carbs 87.03g 29%
Sugars 60.35g 241%
Dietary Fiber 3.89g 16%
Protein 7.94g 16%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 125.3mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 407.14 Kcal (1705 kJ)
Calories from fat 160.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.86g 40%
Cholesterol 48.98mg 24%
Sodium 319.16mg 19%
Potassium 153.12mg 5%
Total Carbs 59.68g 29%
Sugars 41.38g 241%
Dietary Fiber 2.67g 16%
Protein 5.45g 16%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 11%
Calcium 85.9mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.3
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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