Mandy of What The Fruitcake?! came to our rescue last minute to present us with the Battenberg Cake challenge! She highlighted Mary Berry's techniques and recipes to allow us to create this unique little cake with ease.
I used the recipe pretty much as it was described in the challenge post (I know - a rare occurrence). I made the usual dairy-free-margarine-for-butter substitution, chose the ground almonds option rather than ground rice, and instead of adding food colouring, went with adding some finely chopped dried cherries to one half of my mix.
|The finished cake|
|Almond on the left, cherry on the right|
|Three courses, one pie, a feat of pastry engineering!|
|These are the same swirls I grafitti-ed over all of my high school jotters!|
|A Daring Bakers' success I think!|