Eccles Cake

picture A small round sweet puff-pastry cake with currants in the middle, sprinkled with sugar on top.

Can be eaten hot or cold.


Now common all over the country, the cakes originate from Eccles in Greater Manchester. Formerly a market town, Eccles is now part of the Manchester conurbation.

See Also

The similar Chorley cake is made with different pastry and is less sweet. There's also a Banbury cake which is a close relative, I'm told.