I had a piece of battenberg today for the first time in quite a while and that marzipan never fails to deliver! I was a big fan as a child and I'm still the same now at the age of 28.
The origin of the name is not clear, but one theory claims that the cake was created in honour of the marriage in 1884 of Queen Victoria's grand-daughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg, with the four squares representing the four Battenberg princes: Louis, Aleaxander, Henry and Francis Joseph.
A bit far-fetched? Maybe.
Anyway, do kids today still eat battenberg cake? Is it old skool? I don't know, but I love it!