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- n. a light sponge cake which, when cut in cross section, displays a two-by-two check pattern alternately coloured pink and yellow.
The origin of the name is not clear, but one theory claims that the cake was created in honour of the marriage of Prince Louis of Battenberg, with each of the four squares representing the four Battenberg princes. (Wiktionary)
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