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A lemon & rose infused checkered batternberg cake.
Batternberg cake is my absolute favourite cake and I'd been promising my Nana that I'd bake one because it's her favourite too. I infused my cake with lemon and rose to give it a really nice taste.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the butter and sugar.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Beat in the eggs.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Whisk together the ground almonds, flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Whisk the flour into the batter. Divide the batter between two bowls.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Grate the zest from the lemon into one of the bowls and mix in the lemon essence and a few drops of yellow food colouring. Mix the crushed rose petals, rosewater and pink food colouring into the other bowl.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold a piece of baking parchment in half and then in half again. Spread out either side and place in the middle of a greased baking tin so that there's a division down the middle.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pour the lemon batter into one half and smooth.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pour the rose batter into the other half.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bake for half an hour at 180'C.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Leave to cool before removing the cakes from their tin.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut the cakes in half lengthways.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Coat the inner edge of one of the rose cakes with apricot jam and press into the side of the lemon cake.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Spread the top of the cake with apricot jam.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Place a lemon cake on top of the rose cake and spread it's inner side with apricot jam.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Place the final piece of rose cake on top.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Roll the marzipan flat out onto a sheet of cling film.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 17
    Step 17

    Place the cake in the middle of the marzipan and fold it around the cake, making sure that all sides are covered. Smooth out the marzipan before removing the cling film and cut off either end of the cake to give it a neat finish.

  • How to bake a cake. Rose & Lemon Battenberg Cake - Step 18
    Step 18

    Cut into slices and serve!

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