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Eccles Cake
Eccles cake

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Eccles Cake.

An Eccles cake is a small, round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter, which is sometimes topped with demerara sugar. Eccles cakes are named after the English town of Eccles. It is not known who invented the recipe, but James Birch is credited with being the first person to sell Eccles cakes on a commercial basis, which he sold from his shop at the corner of Vicarage Road and St Mary’s Road (now known as Church Street) in the town centre, in 1793.

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