Irish Battenburg Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

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 to accompany an afternoon cup of tea. I’ve updated the pink and white of the traditional Battenburg cake to a green and white check and wrapped it not in plain white marzipan but in marzipan