Pontefract-cake definition

A small, disc-shaped sweet with an impressed castle, made from locally grown liquorice.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of pontefract-cake - pomfret cake

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pontefract-cake
Plural:
pontefract-cakes

Origin of pontefract-cake

  • From the Yorkshire town of the same name, Eccles, where production of the sweets were can be traced back to the 1500s.

    From Wiktionary