Welcome to our afternoon tea box blog, where we're diving into the fascinating history of one of our favorite tea-time treats - the Battenberg Cake. This deliciously moist sponge cake is a classic addition to any afternoon tea, and it's even included in our Mother's Day tea box. So, let's take a closer look at the history of this delightful cake and why you'll want to savor every bite.
The Battenberg Cake has its origins in the Royal Family. In 1884, Princess Victoria, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Prince Louis of Battenberg. To celebrate the occasion, a cake was created to include the colors of the bride and groom's respective flags - pink and yellow for Germany and white and blue for England. The cake was designed to look like the Battenberg family coat of arms with alternating pink and yellow squares wrapped in marzipan.
The original Battenberg Cake was made with almond flavoring, but over the years, variations have been created using raspberry jam, apricot jam, and even chocolate. At its core, however, the Battenberg Cake remains a delicious sponge cake with a distinctive checkerboard pattern and a layer of marzipan.
Today, the Battenberg Cake is a popular afternoon tea treat enjoyed all over the world, and it's easy to see why. The light and airy sponge cake is perfectly complemented by the sweet and nutty marzipan, making it a delightful accompaniment to a cup of tea.
At Britalicious, we're proud to include Battenberg Cake slices in our Mother's Day afternoon tea box. We believe that every mom deserves a special treat, and what better way to celebrate than with a traditional British tea-time favorite? Our Battenberg Cake slices are made with only the finest ingredients, ensuring that each bite is a taste sensation.
So why not treat your mom to something truly special this Mother's Day and order one of our afternoon tea boxes? Not only will she get to savor delicious Battenberg Cake slices, but she'll also get to enjoy a selection of other delectable treats that are perfect for any tea-time occasion. With delivery as an option, it's the perfect way to make Mom feel loved and appreciated.