Saturday, 23 July 2011

Battenberg Cake, the origin

The Battenberg - a sweet, rectangular sponge of variegated pink and yellow squares and covered in marzipan - was invented to celebrate the marriage of Victoria’s granddaughter Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, to her cousin Louis of Battenberg in 1884.
The four pink and yellow squares - as appear when the cake is cut in cross-section - represented the four Battenberg princes (of whom Louis was one).

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