Others claim it was invented in the Prussian village of Battenberg. Yet another group argues it is simply an English cake, named Church Window, which had been around for years before being rechristened.
But wherever it originated, one thing is for certain: we've been making our Battenberg cake at our Piccadilly home - and serving it up with our famous Afternoon Tea - since 1926.
Until recently, our recipe for this divine and divided cake was a closely-guarded secret. Now proudly published within the pages of our The Cook Book, it is available for all to enjoy. Happy baking, eating, and if you can manage it, sharing.