Banbury cake


noun

a small, oval pastry containing currants, candied peel, honey, spices, etc., usually with three parallel cuts across the top.

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Also called Banbury bun .

Origin of Banbury cake

1605–15; named after Banbury, where it was made

Words nearby Banbury cake

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British Dictionary definitions for Banbury cake

Banbury cake

noun

British a cake consisting of a pastry base filled with currants, raisins, candied peel, and sugar, with a crisscross pattern on the top
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