I was with my pals Ben and Bob last night and "all out of the blue" I remembered Battenberg (or Battenburg) cake.
It was one of my favourites when I was a child. I think that I enjoyed the marzipan wrapping more than the cake itself.
The "cake authorities" are divided as to the origin of the name "Battenberg Cake" (they cannot even agree whether it should be Battenberg or Battenburg!).
Some think that the cake was made for the wedding of one or the other of the two children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who married into the (German) Battenberg family.
Others think that after the marriage of Vicky to Albert the British cake makers copied the German style of making cakes, and that Victoria Regina asserted that British makers of the marzipan encrusted and other cakes were as good, if not better than German bakers.
Battenberg cake looks like this