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I am not usually a fan of cakes and such like but this weekend I visited my Mum and Dad in Devon, they bought this cake as a treat for us all! The packaging~ Comes in rectangular cardboard in a pink background, with a picture of a piece of the battenberg cake clearly shown. The cake is made with free range eggs I truly am delighted they use free range as I always buy free range eggs myself as I think battery hens should be banned as the poor little dears suffer greatly! The cake~ The top layer is covered in sugary marzipan, whilst the bottom layer has pink and yellow sponge with almond paste holding it together. This cake is one of the nicest Battenberg's I have ever tasted. It has a light fluffy sponge and sweet almond taste.. Which is smooth with every bite. I must admit this cake is highly addictive and I could eat more and more of it.Would easily give five generous portions. Could easily eat the whole thing to myself. For all you sweet tooth's out there this is the cake for you.! This cake is available from all super markets costing around £1.65 a cake. his review is also posted on ciao under the same user name.
One of my favourite cakes has always been Battenburg. This is a cake that tends to divide people as I know many find it far too sweet and sickly. This is the Mr Kipling version. There is also a Lyons version which I suspect came first. Battenberg is quite a well known cake which apparently is named in honour of St Louis of Battenberg's marriage. It cal also be spelt Battenburg. This comes in a cardboard sleeve, which is pink coloured with the familiar Mr Kipling logo on. The nutritional values state a sixth of the cake holds 161 calories. If you cut a piece of cake, you will see four different squares of sponge, two yellow and two pink in diagonals. These four cubes are held together with apricot jam and then covered with almond marzipan all around in pale yellow. It is a very attractive cake. I love this cake because you get three different tastes at once. First is the rich and crunchy marzipan which is incredibly sugary but for me that's fine, then there is the sponge which is light and fluffy and then there is the jam to give it moisture to ensure it's not to dry and to give it a bit of fruity zing to contrast with the sweetness of the marzipan. Unfortunately, the cake has a tendency to fall apart a bit. Sometime, one or more of the sides of marzipan falls off and sometimes, the cubes fall apart as there isn't enough jam to hold the cake together. Nonetheless whether whole or in bits it tastes delicious. It costs £1.69 at Sainsbury's and they are currently on a buy one get one free offer.