We know what you’re thinking, is Battenberg cake a real cake, or is it something else altogether? Thankfully, at least on this one occasion, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Battenberg cake is a light sponge cake covered in marzipan, which when cut displays a distinctive checkerboard pattern in pink and yellow.
It is pretty cool to look at, we’ll give them that. There’s a clever baking paper folding trick involved and once the sponges are baked, they’re brushed with apricot jam and wrapped in marzipan. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Apparently, it was first made in 1884 and is now religiously served at High Tea.