type of cake, 1903, from name of a town in Germany, the seat of a family which became known in Britain as Mountbatten.
Examples from the Web for battenberg
The Battenberg at Leipzig: nothing but leading turns; and she had topped the bill at Leipzig!The Bill-Toppers|Andre Castaigne
Princess Henry of Battenberg is a skilful embroidress, besides being an artist and musician.A Word to Women|Mrs. C. E. Humphry
Irish Renaissance, Luxeuil and Battenberg are the other names for this lace.Lace, Its Origin and History|Samuel L. Goldenberg
He has among his schoolfellows his cousin Prince Alexander of Battenberg, of whom a delightful story is current just now.Collections and Recollections|George William Erskine Russell
Battenberg tumbled, foamed, cascaded over Winnebago's front porches all that summer.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber