Battenberg Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

April 21, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

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I’m so excited to share my first ever Battenberg Cake with White Chocolate Ganache.  A Battenberg Cake is a perfect cake to serve with tea and looks absolutely amazing.  If there is one thing that my mom loves, it’s tea.  One of the first gifts she ever gave Riley was a tiny tea set.  Riley has always made the connection between tea and her grandma.  This cake would work wonders for any Mother’s Day dessert.  It honestly is just breathtaking with it’s  pearl dragees on top and two tone sponge cake.

Battenberg Cake with White Chocolate Ganache


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  • Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    Your battenberg cake looks lovely. I’ve never made one but would love to try it.

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thank you so much Annamaria. I originally planned on using marzipan so it was a last minute switch to go with the white chocolate plastique and ganache.

  • The Smart Cookie Cook

    Wow how pretty! And I love the sound of a white chocolate ganache. This is almost too elegant to eat!

    • Jenny Melrose

      You are too sweet! I was extremely proud of the cake. We brought it to my parents house for Easter and I made my husband hold it on his lap the entire 40 minute drive.

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I love this Jenny! It is SO pretty. I need to make one of these cakes!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Dorothy. Mid way through I thought it was going to be a disaster, but I loved the way it came out.

  • Tanya

    This is an absolutely stunning cake Jenny, great job! I love the colors and that frosting is to die for!

  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Yum, looks delicious! And it’s so pretty! Pinned to my food board. Have a great week, Jenny!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Julie! Thanks for pinning as well!

  • A Little Claireification

    Ha – I see we are both featuring Mother’s Day dessert ideas today and I absolutely had to feature THIS one in my own round-up! Love!
    xo, Claire @ ALittleClaireification

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much for including my Battenberg Cake in your round up Claire!

  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life This is so beautiful! I think you chose the perfect colors, too! Well done, Jenny, well done! Totally pinned!

  • Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Your cake turned out great! I love the pretty colors and detail on top:@)

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much! It was a definite labor of love.

  • Erin @ Table for 7

    It’s looks so pretty! Love the colors!!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thank you Erin. My 3 year old loves purple and her bf loves yellow so it was an easy choice.

  • Heather @ French Press

    Jenny, this is SO pretty! and I love the ganache

  • Bethany Wright Dearden

    So fancy! I always wondered how these cakes were made, this actually looks doable, thanks so much for sharing!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This cake is beautiful Jenny! I love how you showed the steps – I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Mary Sullivan Frasier

    Oooh! So pretty! And the sponge looks so moist and delicious. I love white chocolate in just about any form and this cake just doubles the pleasure with the plastique and the ganache. Win/win!! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Lyuba@willcookforsmiles

    Jenny, I hope you don’t mind, I’d love to use this in the Food Fight feature! (Picture only and liked back, of course!)

  • Becca from ItsYummi!

    Lots of hard work to make this! You did a nice job 🙂
    Found you through the Wonderful Wednesday link party. Hope you’ll stop over and see what I made, too!

  • Rese

    this is so pretty – I may have to try this for Easter

  • Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood

    This is just a beautiful, beautiful cake…love the colors and its simple elegance. Pinned it. found you at showstopper Saturday. Have a great weekend!

  • Natasha Mairs

    This looks amazing!!! normally I don’t like batternberg, as I don’t like marzipan. But White Chocolate Ganache!!! Oh My!!!
    Pinned this and will give it a try

  • Maria

    What a beautiful cake! Love the pattern inside!

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