Battenberg cakes have a unique checker presentation and are a bit of work to make but not too hard for a spectacular presentation.
Used different ingredients. Great honey cake. I added ground almonds and served with a milk syrup at Rosh Hashanah. Went over well and many requests for the recipe. - 18 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. Have made this cake three times now, each time it was a great success. I found it easier to roll the marzipan out between two sheets of cling film, which also helped when covering the sponge. I also added almond essence instead of vanilla. Will definitely make again. - 18 Jul 2008
GREAT recipe - easy to make. very authentic - however, you must spread the apricot jam on the marzipan with a pastry brush before you wrap the cake in it - this helps it to stick to the cake and it also tastes delicious! Try it with raspberry jam too for an alternative. Also, the cake mix looks too stiff even with a little milk - but you need the cake to be firm and hold it's shape - so don't be fooled!!! The recipe is spot on. Excellent ****** - 18 Jul 2008