How to Make Battenberg Tea Cake for Mother's Day

May 9, 2012

This dual-colored Battenberg tea cake from Food Swoon is guaranteed to be adored by any mother.  The checkered sponge cake is layered with apricot jam and wrapped in marizpan.  As per the blog, the cake was "created to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria, to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. The four cake panels symbolize the four princes of Battenberg."  You can customize this cake to fit your own mother's particular preferences to make it extra special (favorite flavor jam, color, cake etc...).  A homemade cake is always a good Mother's Day gift.


8 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
½ cup hot milk
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 egg whites
½ cup apricot jam
14 oz marzipan

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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