Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Team Honk Bloggers Bake Off - Team Honk 'Baton'berg Cake

When it was suggested that we have a bloggers bake off to raise money for Team Honk Sports Relief I knew I had to take part.

The theme for a bake is sporty, Sport Relief, Team Honk Relay or red nose.

I will admit to a slight panic. Having the twins running round means I do not have the time to do novelty cakes and I am really in need of some practise!

So I got my thinking cap on and tried to come up with a way to come up with a cake that is sports related. I had thought of making a cake with hidden balls inside, or hidden red noses, then I had a bright idea. It was literally a light bulb moment and a cake with a play on words.

I came up with the Team Honk 'Baton' berg cake.

This is what I did...

Team Honk 'Baton'berg Cake


175g baking spread
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
3 eggs at room temperature
2tbsp cocoa
100g strawberries, mashed
1/2tsp vanilla paste
Strawberry jam
500g white marzipan or fondant icing if preferred
Pre heat the oven to 170C (fan)

1 - Mix the spread until it is creamy

2 - Add the caster sugar and mix until light and fluffy

3 - Gradually add the eggs along with a little flour to prevent curdling

4 - Sift in the flour and mix until evenly combined

5 - Once your cake mixture is made weigh the mixture so that you are able to divide equally

6 - Divide the mixture equally into two separate bowls
7 - In one bowl add the vanilla paste and mix thoroughly
8 - In the other bowl add the strawberries and sift in the cocoa, mix thoroughly
9 - Take either a square or rectangular cake tin and prepare it so that you are able to bake both halves together

10 - Measure a double layer of tin foil that is big enough to line the tin plus an additional 10cms

11 - In the centre of the foil fold in half, this will create the dividing section, fold the foil back to create a 10 cms high foil wall

12 - Line the tin with the foil making sure the foil wall is in the centre of the tin, continue to line each half of the tin with baking paper

13 - Add the two cake mixtures to the tin and place in the pre heated oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until both halves are baked through
14 - Once the cake is ready remove from the tin and leave to cool completely

15 - Once cooled trim the edges and cut each cake in half using a ruler to make sure you have four equal pieces

16 - Generously dust the worktop with icing sugar to prevent sticking and roll out a piece of marzipan which is slightly bigger than the width of the cake once put together, this will be the base

17 - Spread some of the strawberry jam on the base and place a chocolate strawberry piece of cake on one half

18 - Spread some strawberry jam on the middle side of the cake and place a piece of the vanilla cake by its side, the jam will help to keep the pieces together

19 -Spread the top of the two cake pieces with more jam and place the other two pieces of cake on top to create the chess board design

20 - Roll out the rest of the marzipan, cover the cake with a covering of jam and cover the cake with the marzipan
25 - Trim the edges and cut off the two ends so that you have a neat finish to the cake
All of the bloggers taking place in the Team Honk Great Bloggers Bake Off have donated to Team Honk for Sports Relief 2014. If you would like to sponsor us *smiles sweetly* you can do here Sponsor Team Honk thank you x
Mummy Mishaps

I am sharing this recipe with A Mummy Too's Recipe of the Week , Honest Mum's Tasty Tuesdays and Casa Costello's Bake of the Week
Casa Costello
Link up your recipe of the week


  1. Kirsty i love the take on a baton-berg for Team Honk bake off!! really clever and I am also impressed that you made a batternberg cake! it looks great
    thank you for linking up and good luck x x

  2. That is amazing! You clever thing with your play on words, you! Thanks for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek again x

  3. Not usually a battenberg fan, but this one looks lovely!

  4. Ah good thinking! Well done. I'm still working on mine ;)

  5. What a fantastic idea! Batonberg should definitely be the official cake of Team Honk! I have no idea what we ware going to do yet but that is our Easter holidays project sorted!

  6. Lol at Batonberg cake :) It looks amazing, well done!

  7. Oh wow How clever! That looks amazing!! :O)

  8. Looks really tasty. You can't go wrong with a Battenburg cake!

  9. Fantastic idea, cake looks yummy x

  10. I love the name of your cake! :-) This looks very tasty!

  11. Genius! Loving that play on words!

  12. ha ha - your play on words did make me smile x

  13. That looks brilliant! I love battenburg :)

  14. This looks good , will have to have a go one free weekend .x

  15. Brilliant idea! I've always wanted to have a go at this technique and you have spurred me on to try this for my next baking challenge.

  16. ooow I love this! it looks brilliant, and tasty x

  17. This is amazing, love battenberg!

  18. A great idea! Love Battenburg cake!

  19. Loving the 'Baton' berg ;) iI think you've done a great job considering you had toddlers at your heels. x

  20. honk honk i want one, i am actually really fancying a cake right now

  21. This is brilliant, and genius, love it! Honk, honk!

  22. Brilliant play on words and how clever-for such a great cause too. Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  23. Oh wow that's amazing. The actual making of the battenburg cake and how you've honked it up into a baton. It looks flipping brilliant. Bet it tastes divine too x

  24. That is you volunteered to making the official cake for the after party!

  25. An amazing idea! I love battenburg cake :) x

  26. Oh that is ACE! I can't believe the relay is over. It was EPIC. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned this post and have scheduled to tweet shortly :) Hope to see you linking up again soon! :D x

  27. Cake and a pun - what more could you want!

  28. Clever! That looks fab! I bet it tasted amazing too ....


Thank you for your comments I do love to hear what you think and try to reply to as many as I can x