10 Interesting Facts About Eccles Cake

1. Eccles cakes, named after the town of Eccles, are a flaky pastry delight.

2. Lancashire's tradition pairs them with tangy Lancashire cheese.

3. Sold since 1793, James Birch popularized these treats.

4. Possible creator, Elizabeth Raffald, adds to the intrigue.

5. Flaky pastry, buttery richness—the texture is heavenly.

6. Currant-filled centers burst with sweet fruitiness.

7. Flat, round, and pastry-like, not your typical cake.

8. No geographical protection: they can be made anywhere.

9. Brits adore Eccles cakes, perfect with a cuppa.

10. Microwaving mishaps: sugar spark ignites fiery tales.