- an oblong sponge cake divided longitudinally into four square sections, two coloured pink and two yellow, with an outer coating of marzipan
perhaps named after Battenberg, a village in Prussia
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Examples from the Web for battenburg
As suggested in the title, the set may be made of point or Battenburg braid.
The point, Honiton and Princess braids are represented full size, and are much daintier in texture than the Battenburg braids.
A very elegant flounce of Battenburg lace may be made after the design represented on the opposite page.
Done with fancy Battenburg braid, it would be quite similar in effect to the "Cardinal's Point" illustrated on another page.
It is formed of fancy Battenburg braid, but may be made from a plain variety if preferred.