Battenberg Cake – Daring Bakers July 2013

Battenberg Cake

If you are a given a chance to go back in time and do something you wanted to do, what would you do? With lots of tempting options, its difficult to choose one thing.

So when this month’s Daring Bakers’ challenge was to choose a recipe from DB archives, I searched high and low in the recipe section, but I knew from the beginning that its going to be the Battenberg Cake hosted by Mandy of What the Fruit Cake?!

Blog Checking Lines: In a “celebration” of past Daring Baker and Daring Cook challenges, Lisa challenged all of us to search through the Daring Kitchen archives and pick any one we’d like! The REAL challenge was picking which delicious recipe(s) to try!

I also tried the Decorated Sugar Cookies recipe, but the pictures aren’t that great to share here. The cookies were quite good, though :)

Battenberg Cake


This post is just going to be pictures, the recipe can be found here in this link.

Battenberg Cake

Things I learnt:

  • Cool the cake before you cut it. You get cleaner pieces. You can see the difference in the top two pictures.
  • I left the cake in the oven and went to pick my son from school. All unattended bakes at my place has been disasters and this one was no exception. The top was totally cracked by the time (I baked it at a higher temperature, didn’t check it :D) I was back and honestly I was considering making cake pops by crumbling the whole cake instead of going ahead with this recipe.Still I gave this a try and I am so glad I did!! This was a small cake in comparison to the original cake as I had to chop off quite a bit from the top to remove the cracked portion. 
  • I thought the cake looked dry initially, but it wasn’t. This truly is a keeper recipe.

Battenberg Cake


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