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Only A British Person Can Actually Name 9/12 Of These Desserts

Some of them are surprisingly tricky.

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  1. What's this dessert called?

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    It's banoffee pie! Made with bananas and toffee, which explains the name.

  2. What about this ~slightly zesty~ cake?

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    It's Madeira cake! It's pretty similar to pound cake, and is flavoured with lemon.

  3. What's the name of this lovely dessert drenched in custard?

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    It's Spotted Dick, of course.

  4. OK, getting a little trickier, what's this?

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    It's lardy cake, but it also goes by *deep breath* lardy bread, lardy Johns, fourses cake and dough cake, so those are all acceptable answers too.

  5. What are these swirly desserts called?

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    They're Chelsea buns! While they do look a bit like cinnamon rolls, these have currants in them.

  6. What are these tasty teatime snacks called?

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    They're Welsh cakes (also known as bakestones), a griddle-cooked treat that contains currants.

  7. What's this sweet treat?

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    It's sticky toffee pudding, a moist and (unsurprisingly) sticky cake made with dates.

  8. What's this traditional Bonfire Night cake?

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    It's Parkin, a Yorkshire gingerbread cake made with treacle and oats.

  9. What about this?

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    It's a Bakewell tart! Not to be confused with a Cherry Bakewell or Bakewell pudding.

  10. Surely you know the name of this classic checkerboard cake?

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    It's a Battenburg cake! A light cake held together with jam and then covered in marzipan.

  11. What's the name of this Scottish dessert?

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    This is a Scottish black bun, which is essentially a fruit cake encased in pastry.

  12. What's this loaf cake known as?

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    It's a malt loaf! A sweet, chewy snack that usually contains raisins.

 
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