Battenberg Cupcakes

I was browsing the cake aisle at the supermarket, which is typically one of the places I linger for the longest during most food shopping trips. I was busy daydreaming about cakes when I decided a Battenberg, has for too long, been square and I wanted to give this delicious little cake a makeover! So say Hi to the Batternberg Cupcake!

Everyone is obsessed with cupcakes these days and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that at all, you can have so much fun with cupcakes and the possibilities for this tiny little cake in all it’s forms are endless.

cupcake batter in a bowl with red food colouring added

Quicker Baking Time

So I am hopping aboard with all the cupcake crazies and presenting my version of a super yummy little cake! These have a much quicker baking time than a whole battenburg cake so you don’t have to wait so long to enjoy them.

cupcake batter placed in 12 cupcake cases

Storing Battenburg Cupcakes

You can store these cupcakes in an airtight box for 3-4 days.

example of filling the cupcakes with jam

Freezable Recipe

These are freezable too! Just be sure to core them but if you do want to freeze them, avoid filling with the marmalade and topping with marzipan until you’re ready to eat them.

example of the marzipan topping
battenburg cupcake cut in half

Battenberg Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 175 g Unsalted Butter softened
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 150 g Self Raising Flour
  • 50 g Ground Almonds
  • 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pink/Red Food Colouring
  • Apricot Jam
  • 200 g Golden Marzipan


  • Preheat oven to 180 oc (160oc fan assisted).
  • Mix flour, sugar, ground almonds and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Add the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly to remove any lumps and form a batter.
  • Divide the batter into two and mix some food colour into one portion until you have your desired pink colour.
  • Place a spoonful on the non-coloured batter into each cupcake case and put in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • 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.
  • Roll out the marzipan on a surface dusted with icing sugar to stop it sticking.
  • Using a cutter, cut an appropriately sized round piece of marzipan for each cupcake and place on top, sticking it to the jam coating.
Keyword british, cake, cupcake, family friendly, nostalgic, retro, sweet
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  1. How many cupcakes does this make?

    1. Becky Author says:

      Depending on the size you make the cupcakes, it’ll make approximately 12-15.

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