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Battenberg Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 35 Mins
  1. Preheat oven to 180 oc (160oc fan assisted)
  2. Mix flour, sugar, ground almonds and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Add the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly to remove any lumps and form a batter.
  4. Divide the batter into two and mix some food colour into one portion until you have your desired pink colour.
  5. Place a spoonful on the non-coloured batter into each cupcake case and put in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cupcakes from the oven and spoon the pink batter on top in the same quantity and return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  8. Core each cupcake and fill with apricot jam, spread some more jam over the surface of the cupcake to allow the marzipan to adhere to it.
  9. Roll out the marzipan on a surface dusted with icing sugar to stop it sticking.
  10. Using a cutter, cut an appropriately sized round piece of marzipan for each cupcake and place on top, sticking it to the jam coating.