Bake a Battenberg Cake
Adult Enrichment / Food & Drink -
Spend your Saturday morning baking a traditional British treat that has been featured as a challenge on The Great British Bake Off. We’ll start by making a delicious light sponge cake, then work on carefully cutting and stacking the pieces. Jam holds everything together so that when you cut into a cross section, a distinctive two-by-two pink and yellow check pattern is revealed. The cakes will be finished with a thin rolled layer of marzipan. Enjoy making and eating this delightful cake that was reportedly first made in 1884 to celebrate Prince Louis of Battenberg’s marriage to Princess Victoria, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and Prince Philip’s grandmother. Please note: A list of ingredients and a list of basic kitchen tools to have on hand will be emailed once the class has reached minimum enrollment.
Kathy Lague is an avid amateur baker and has been zoom-baking with friends since March 2020. She loves finding recipes with unusual flavors or techniques.