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  1. Which sponge or butter cake was named after a Portuguese wine popular in England in the mid-1800s which was often served with the cake?
  2. The name of which coffee-flavoured cake means "pick me up" in English?
  3. Sometimes called "railway cake", what cake is traditionally made with suet and dried fruit (usually currants or raisins) and often served with custard?
  4. Consisting of a very moist sponge cake, what was developed by Francis Coulson and Robert Lee at the Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel in the Lake District in the 1970s?
  5. What invention in 1843 by English food manufacturer Alfred Bird allowed a Victoria sponge cake to rise higher than was previously possible?

  6. Which fruit is the main ingredient of a traditional 'tarte tatin'?
  7. Which American TV series featured Carlo's Bakery, known for its amazing edible art cakes?
  8. Which icing used to decorate or sculpt cakes gets its name from the French word means "melting"?
  9. Which fruit makes the rich filling in a Black Forest gateau?
  10. What's the biblical name given to a type of traditional British pudding made from apples baked under a Victoria sponge cake mixture?
  11. What type of pastry are profiteroles made from?
  12. What two colours is the alternate check pattern in the sponge of a Battenberg?
  13. What kind of cake does Miss Trunchbull make Bruce Bogtrotter eat in Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'?
  14. Which fruit is the main ingredient of a banoffee pie?
  15. A type of griddle cake or scone made in the north of England is called a "singing".... what?
  16. What is the name of the Australian cake made from squares of sponge cake or butter cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut?
  17. Which fruit cake with a rich flavour, often made with currants, sultanas and almonds, was originally produced by Keiller's marmalade in nineteenth-century Scotland?
  18. A pound cake is a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of which four ingredients?
  19. What is the name of the French cake made with layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee French buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze?
  20. A simnel cake is a light fruitcake associated with which time of the year?
  21. Which small round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter is credited as being first sold by James Birch from his corner shop in 1793?
  22. Which gingerbread cake traditionally made with oatmeal and black treacle is traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night?
  23. Which English city would you most associate with oatcakes?
  24. Is a barm cake a bread roll, type of tea cake or another name for an Eccles cake?
  25. Which fruit cake is a variant of the Pandolce cake which originated in a 16th century Italian city as Christmas cake?
  26. What type of currant bun did Jonathan Swift write about in his journal on 28 April 1711?


  1. Madeira cake
  2. Tiramisu
  3. Spotted dick
  4. Sticky toffee pudding
  5. Baking powder
  6. Apples
  7. Cake Boss
  8. Fondant
  9. Cherries
  10. Eve's pudding
  11. French choux pastry or choux pastry
  12. Pink and Yellow
  13. Chocolate cake
  14. Bananas
  15. Singing hinny
  16. Lamington
  17. Dundee cake
  18. Flour, butter, eggs, and sugar
  19. Opera cake
  20. Easter
  21. Eccles cakes
  22. Parkin
  23. Stoke-on-Trent

  24. A soft, round bread roll (as often mentioned on Coronation Street)
  25. Genoa cake
  26. A Chelsea bun from the famous Chelsea Bun House