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A homemade Battenberg cake showing the typical chequered pink-and-yellow squares
|Place of origin||Disputed|
|Main ingredient(s)||Flour, butter, sugar, eggs, almonds, apricot jam, marzipan, pink or red food colouring|
The origin of the cake is not clear, with early recipes also using the alternative names "Domino Cake" (recipe by Agnes Berthe Marshall, 1898), and "Neapolitan Roll" (recipe by Robert Wells, 1898). The link to the town of Battenberg in central Germany (the seat of the aristocratic family known in Britain as Mountbatten), is purported to have come from the marriage in 1884 of Prince Louis of Battenberg to Princess Victoria, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
It is known colloquially as "church window cake" or simply "window cake".
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