Irish Battenburg CakeThis checkered cake was invented during the Victorian era to celebrate the wedding of one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters to a German prince — not exactly an auspicious start for a cake widely enjoyed in Ireland. But the two countries share more than a climate: they also have a liking for tasty treats that accompany an afternoon cup of tea. We’ve updated the pink and white of the traditional Battenburg cake to a green and white check and wrapped it in orange-hued marzipan to make the whole thing decidedly Irish. It looks like a million bucks when you’re done, and it’s a lot easier to make than it looks.
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Irish Battenburg Cake
This checkered cake was invented during the Victorian era to celebrate the wedding of one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters to a German prince — not exactly an auspicious start for a cake widely enjoyed in Ireland. But the two countries share more than a climate: they also have a liking for tasty treats that accompany an afternoon cup of tea. We’ve updated the pink and white of the traditional Battenburg cake to a green and white check and wrapped it in orange-hued marzipan to make the whole thing decidedly Irish. It looks like a million bucks when you’re done, and it’s a lot easier to make than it looks.

Get the recipe!