Definition of Eccles cake in English:

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Eccles cake

Pronunciation: /ˈɛk(ə)lz keɪk/

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A round flat cake of sweetened pastry filled with currants.
Example sentences
  • They continue to be indispensable ingredients for such items as spotted dick, Eccles cakes, and Scottish black bun.
  • The problem with shop-bought Eccles cakes is they are often dry with pastry that sticks to the roof of your mouth and the filling is more stodge than fruit.
  • Sally Lunn's buns are perhaps not as well known as Bakewell tart, Richmond maids of honour and Eccles cakes but that is because they never appear outside their home town.


Named after the town of Eccles near Manchester, England.

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