I love eating this so much, I submitted my own recipe. It makes a lovely food gift for someone's birthday, too.
I am only 14 but my Mum was a successful cook and I have entered many shows and cook at least 3 new things a week, cooking is definitely my passion and takes a lot of my time. This cake was luscious to eat and positively made my mouth water at the first bite. It was extremely light and fluffy, it is probably the nicest Battanburg I have ever made. The downside is I would recommend it only to fairly experienced as it is quite difficult to make nicely. Although it is fairly easy to make it taste nice the presentation is quite hard to get to look good. It is quite fiddley to make the different colours nice and even. If you've never made a Battenburg before don't be crestfallen if your first try looks a flop (mine was), it comes with practise. - 18 Jul 2008
GREAT recipe - easy to make. very authentic - however, you must spread the apricot jam on the marzipan with a pastry brush before you wrap the cake in it - this helps it to stick to the cake and it also tastes delicious! Try it with raspberry jam too for an alternative. Also, the cake mix looks too stiff even with a little milk - but you need the cake to be firm and hold it's shape - so don't be fooled!!! The recipe is spot on. Excellent ****** - 18 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. Have made this cake three times now, each time it was a great success. I found it easier to roll the marzipan out between two sheets of cling film, which also helped when covering the sponge. I also added almond essence instead of vanilla. Will definitely make again. - 18 Jul 2008