Michelle Evans-Fecci's cherry bakewell Battenberg cake

These two brilliant, British classic flavours of almond and cherry, combine to make a wonderfully eye-catching and delicious result.
A Battenberg cake loaf is on a wooden board. A person wearing a blue apron with polka dots is holding the wooden board. The slice of cake has been cut from the cake.

Key information

Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling time

Cooking time: 1 hour (including assembly)

Serves: 8

Recipe difficulty rating: Difficult

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


180g softened butter

180g caster sugar

150g plain flour

55g ground almonds

3 large eggs

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tbsp amaretto liquor (optional)

Pink food colouring

Cherry jam


How to prepare Michelle Evans-Fecci's cherry bakewell battenberg cake