Banbury cake

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

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(Brit) 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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