Eccles cake

Pronunciation: [EHK-uhls]

Named for the Lancashire, England, town of Eccles, this small domed confection has a filling of currants and other dried fruit mixed with sugar and butter and encased in a puff pastry shell.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Cake Walk: Golf Course Cake

This Father's Day, serve up a dessert guaranteed to be a hole in one for any golf-loving dad. The Kitchen shows you a creative and fun way to decorate a cake to look like a miniature golf course!

Cakes for Any Occasion

Feast your eyes on our loveliest, fluffiest, most crowd-pleasing cakes, each fit for a special occasion.

Sinfully Delicious Cakes are Brought to Life on Vegas Cakes

Find out more about the outrageous cakes that will have your mind blown and your sweet tooth aching.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Cake

Having a hard time deciding what pie to make for Thanksgiving dessert? Take a departure from the traditional, and try Food Network Magazine’s Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chocolate-Pecan Filling.

Cakes: Tips and Techniques

Use this guide to make baking a cake, well, a piece of cake.