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Chocolate Battenberg Cake
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Chocolate Battenberg Cake – Tuesday Quick Recipe

Chocolate Battenberg Cake

Ingredients

Butter

350g butter at room temperature, plus extra for greasing

Caster sugar

350g caster sugar

Eggs

6 large free-range eggs

Vanilla extract

½ tbsp vanilla extract

Whole Milk

2 tbsp milk

Self raising flour

285g self-raising flour

Ground almonds

50g ground almonds

Cocoa powder

40g cocoa powder

Raspberry Jam

125g raspberry jam

 Marzipan

450g marzipan

Equipment

Loaf Tin

2x small loaf tins

Red Bowl

2 mixing bowls

Spatula

2x spatulas (for mixing)

Wire cooling rack

Wire cooling rack

Skewer

Skewer

Saucepan

Saucepan

Sieve

Sieve

Chopping Board

Plastic board (I use a plastic chopping board)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/Gas mark 4). Grease two small loaf tins (8cm x 22cm) with butter.

Divide the butter and sugar between 2 bowls, and cream both. Beat 3 eggs into each.  Stir the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk into one, then fold in 175g flour.

In the other, fold in the remaining flour, the almonds, cocoa and remaining tablespoon of milk.

Spoon each mixture into the greased tins, then bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack.

To assemble, warm the jam over a low heat, then sieve into a bowl.

Level off the tops and sides of the cakes with a knife so each cake is a rectangle and the same size.  Cut in half length-ways so you have 2 long strips of each.

Place 1 of the plain sponges on a board and brush the top and sides generously with jam. Repeat with a strip of chocolate sponge and stick the 2 together, side by side.

Gently place the remaining sponges on top, opposite colours on each, brushing all the edges with jam.

Trim the cake so the sides are straight, if necessary.

Roll the marzipan on a lightly buttered plastic board to a 24cm x 35cm rectangle, trimming the sides so they’re neat.

Place the cake on one of the shorter sides and roll, sitting the cake on the joining side. Trim to neaten, then serve.

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