a small, oval pastry containing currants, candied peel, honey, spices, etc., usually with three parallel cuts across the top.
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Origin of Banbury cake
1605–15; named after Banbury, where it was made
Also called Banbury bun.
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British Dictionary definitions for banbury cake
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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