Can You Name All Of These British Desserts?

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If there's one thing we know about the UK, is that the British have a sweet tooth. From clotted cream to Banoffee pie, British desserts are to die for! You can't truly call yourself a foodie unless you've sampled all of these. How many of these mouthwatering desserts have you eaten? Prove it by acing this quiz!  

There's some serious eye-candy on this quiz. We hope you're not hungry. Oh, and another thing. If you don't pass this quiz, a trip to the UK might be in order! 

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1. Afternoon tea is incomplete without...

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  1. Muffins
  2. Scones
  3. Cookies
  4. Pies
Scotland claims to be the birthplace of scones. According to legend, the teatime classic is named after the Stone of Destiny, where the Kings of Scotland were crowned. 
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2. Which classic 4th of July treat is actually from the UK?

Kean G /
  1. Coconut Cake
  2. Strawberry Shortcake
  3. Tiramisu Cheesecake
  4. German Chocolate Pie
It's true, Strawberry Shortcake is British in origin! That being said, Pasadena's 2012 Strawberry Festival featured the world's largest strawberry shortcake, made with 3,240 pounds of strawberries! 
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3. Make sure to eat this with custard and tea!

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  1. Pound cake
  2. Ladyfingers
  3. Cannoli
  4. Jam Roly-Poly
What's in a Jam Roly-Poly? Rolled pudding with fruit jam. Don't forget to serve it with hot custard! 
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4. Oh, bring on the...

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  1. Blueberry Dream Pie
  2. Mississipi Mud Cake
  3. Almond Biscotti
  4. Figgy Pudding
Figgy pudding! Figgy pudding used to be a dinner, not a dessert! In the 14th century, it was made out of beef, mutton, raisins, and prunes.  
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5. This layered ice cream sundae is named after New Yorkers.

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  1. Watermelon ice
  2. Sherbet
  3. Knickerbocker Glory
  4. Toasted marshmallow
Believe it or not, "Knickerbocker" is a word used to refer to people from New York City! The layered, ice cream sundae has been a UK favorite since the 1930s.  
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6. This pie's name sounds like its ingredients.

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  1. Peach Pie
  2. Banoffee Pie
  3. Blueberry-Streusel Bar
  4. Snickers Cake
Banoffee Pie comes from East Sussex's Hungry Monk restaurant in the 1970s. What are its main ingredients? Bananas and toffee. 
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7. Don't be "silly", you'll love this dessert!

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  1. Spumoni
  2. Peanut brittle
  3. Fruit Fool
  4. Truffle
This simple dessert consists of custard or whipped cream and fruit. The most popular types of fruit include gooseberries, raspberries, and rhubarb. It’s quite easy to whip up, and it looks stunning.
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8. Think this dessert's name is strange? It's from the 16th century!

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  1. Tiramisu
  2. Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
  3. Buttery Raspberry Crumble
  4. Syllabub
A syllabub is made with cream, lemon juice, wine, and fruit. In the 16th century, it was a drink, but it's definitely a dessert today! 
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9. Yes, you're looking at a deep-fried...

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  1. Marshmallow
  2. Kit Kat
  3. Mars Bar
  4. Reeses Pieces
Deep-fried Mars bars are Scottish delicacies, invented in 1992. They have since spread to both Canada and Australia.
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10. What is this Easter cake called?

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  1. Crema Catalana
  2. Simnel Cake
  3. Medovik
  4. Millefeuille
Simnel cake dates back to the Middle Ages and is made of flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and milk. Mix the batter with dried fruit, orange zest, saffron, nutmeg, allspices, ginger, and cinnamon. Don't forget the marzipan! 
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11. Feeling "rich"? Have some...

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  1. Millionaire's Shortbread
  2. Fudge
  3. Sticky Date Pudding
  4. Portuguese Tarts
Shortbread, caramel, and chocolate make a decadent treat worthy of a millionaire! 
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12. Drops of citrus make this cake legendary!

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  1. Baked Alaska
  2. Lemon Drizzle Cake
  3. Nougat
  4. Macaroon
What's inside this unforgettable cake? Butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon! Delicious! 
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13. This "jumbled" dessert is named after a boarding school.

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  1. Margarita Cupcakes
  2. Eton Mess
  3. Unicorn bark
  4. Whipped Shortbread
This English classic apparently comes from Eton College (a boarding school for boys). The story goes that a chef at the school dropped a strawberry meringue, but managed to salvage it. The rest is history. 
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14. Unfortunately, these treats won't make you tipsy.

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  1. Brandy Snaps
  2. Monaka
  3. Madeleines
  4. Babka
The cream filling in brandy snaps can be enriched with brandy, but they aren't usually. Don't wait more than two hours after they're done before you eat them. 
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15. A special syrup is the star of this tart!

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  1. Lemon Snowflakes
  2. Banana Cream Cheesecake
  3. Treacle Tart
  4. Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Rumor has it that Harry Potter ate treacle tart more than once. "Treacle", of course, is the syrup that goes into the tart. 
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16. This pudding sure is messy!

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  1. Dark Chocolate Pudding
  2. Sticky Toffee Pudding
  3. Orange Pudding
  4. Bread Pudding
Sticky Toffee Pudding might actually come from Canada! According to legend, a Canadian Air Force officer requested it at a British hotel during World War II. The rest is history. 
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17. No tea time is complete without...

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  1. Welsh Cakes
  2. Paris-Brest
  3. Crostata
  4. Kheer
Make sure to griddle-bake your welsh cakes, or they won't be authentic. They're not quite a pancake, but they're its cousin. Traditionally they're made out of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs.  
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18. Which dessert comes from the Scottish raspberry harvest?

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  1. Coffee Cake
  2. Walnut Squares
  3. Cranachan
  4. Panacotta
What goes into Cranachan? Fresh raspberries, whipped cream, honey, and steel-cut oats. 
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19. This can also be called a Tipsy Hedgehog!

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  1. Sour Cream Pound Cake
  2. English Trifle
  3. Coconut Pie
  4. Rhubarb Custard
Why is "Trifle" also called a "Tipsy Hedgehog" (and also Tipsy Cake or Pudding or Tipsy Squire)? For the sherry that its sponge cake is soaked in! 
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20. You'll need stale bread to make this delight!

  1. Pumpkin Cake
  2. Pineapple Dump Cake
  3. Peanut Butter Cream Pie
  4. Bread & Butter Pudding
If you're still skeptical about whether bread and butter pudding is worth it, don't be! It was one of Princess Diana's favorite foods. 
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21. What is this holiday must-have called?

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  1. Malva Pudding
  2. Yule Log
  3. Whoopie Pie
  4. Rum Cake
What's in a yule log? A frosted sponge cake, filled with marzipan and chocolate buttercream. DELICIOUS. 
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22. Why not eat this gingery dessert in a "park"?

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  1. Chunky Apple Cake
  2. Buttermilk Cake
  3. Parkin
  4. Cinnamon Rolls
What is Parkin? This mouthwatering Yorkshire delicacy dates back to the Industrial Revolution. All you need to make it is flour, oatmeal, black treacle, margarine, brandy, and ginger. 
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23. This dessert isn't as vulgar as it sounds!

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  1. Caramel Apple Bread
  2. Lemon Supreme Pie
  3. Funnel Cake
  4. Spotted Dick
Believe it or not, “dick” means pudding in British English. The spots in the spotted dick? They're just raisins. 
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24. Pucker your lips for...

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  1. Molten White Chocolate Cake
  2. Eclair
  3. Lemon Tart
  4. Funnel Cake
What's in a classic lemon tart? Eggs, double cream, and lemon zest! Voila! 
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25. What is this breakfast and dessert pudding made of?

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  1. Peas
  2. Corn
  3. Rice
  4. Bulgar
Top off your rice pudding with homemade jam for a truly wonderful experience. If you want to take things up a notch, try making a burnt butterscotch rice pudding.
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26. These creamy desserts have hardly changed since the 14th century!

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  1. Oreo Truffles
  2. Fried Ice Cream
  3. Piña-Colada Cake
  4. Egg Custard Tarts
Egg custard tarts! It can't get much better than buttery pastry and a creamy, egg custard filling. 
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27. Eat this pudding between May and August!

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  1. Tarta de Santiago
  2. Crème Brûlée
  3. Dragon Beard Candy
  4. Summer Pudding
Summer pudding is made of white bread, sugar, fruits, and double-cream. Hot tip: Eat it in the summer! 
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28. This delicious cake is also called "church window cake".

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  1. Fernee Pudding
  2. Battenberg Cake
  3. Torta Rogel
  4. Linzer Torte
 Battenberg cake, which in addition to "church window cake" is also called "domino cake", was supposedly created to celebrate the union between Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884.
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29. One a penny, two a penny...

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  1. Blondies
  2. Pumpkin Pie
  3. Rainbow Sherbet
  4. Hot Cross Buns
No Good Friday is complete without a hot cross bun! They're popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, South Africa, India, and Canada.
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30. Which northern Irish cake is for bakers who like math?

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  1. Fifteens
  2. Torrone
  3. Kremes
  4. Obleas
Why are "fifteens" called "fifteens"? They used to call for fifteen of each ingredient.
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31. This fruity cake is served best with clotted cream.

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  1. Garash Cake
  2. Dorset Apple Cake
  3. Nussgipfel
  4. Tarte à l'Orange
Make a mouthwatering Dorset apple cake with fresh Bramley apples, lemon juice, zest, eggs, flour, and almonds. 
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32. What is this caramel-like confection?

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  1. Cake pop
  2. Custard
  3. Jell-O
  4. Toffee
The word "toffee" first showed up in The Oxford English Dictionary in 1825. English Toffee is known in the United States as "butter crunch". 
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33. These shortbread cookies sure are "stylish"!

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  1. Petticoat tails
  2. Dulce de leche
  3. Picarones
  4. Chocolate soufflé
 Mary Queen of Scots was rumored to be a fan of Petticoat tails, both the clothing and the biscuits. 
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34. Make sure to bake this tart well!

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  1. Black Forest Cake
  2. Portuguese Tarts
  3. Hummingbird Cake
  4. Bakewell Tart
Bakewell tart is basically a shortcrust pastry filled with jam, sugar, eggs, ground almonds, and butter. Serve it with vanilla ice cream. Yum! 
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35. Which dessert was created in honor of Australian opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba?

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  1. Peach Melba
  2. Orange Melba
  3. Watermelon Melba
  4. Strawberry Melba
Peach Melba, made with vanilla ice cream, poached peaches, and raspberry coulis was created in 1892, London in honor of Australian opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba.  
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36. A good fall harvest is key to a good...

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  1. Alfajores
  2. Apfelstrudel
  3. Apple Crumble
  4. Jam Cake
Originally from World War II England, apple crumble is now a global phenomenon! In the United States, it's called an apple crisp! 
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37. You won't be disappointed if you're served THIS on scones or in a cappuccino.

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  1. Churro
  2. Truffle
  3. Clotted Cream
  4. Pudding
Just don't eat it every day! Clotted cream has a fat content of at least 55%! 
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38. This gelatinous dessert is for adults only!

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  1. Flan
  2. Sno Ball
  3. Pimm's Jelly
  4. Mochi
For an out-of-this-world experience, serve a Pimm's Jelly with cucumber sorbet and poached strawberries.  Don't forget a healthy dose of gin! 
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39. Which summertime dessert is named after an English queen?

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  1. Ladyfinger
  2. Pirouette
  3. Victoria Sponge Cake
  4. Zeppole
Rumor has it that Queen Victoria enjoyed slices of this dreamy cake when drinking her afternoon tea! 
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40. What are these Christmas pies called?

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  1. Twinkies
  2. Scones
  3. Mince Pies
  4. Wedding Cakes
Even though it sounds like it, these traditional Christmas pies don't have meat! Instead, they're filled with fruit -- including raisins, currants, and apples. 
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41. This traditional British pie is made with a root vegetable!

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  1. Blackberry Pie
  2. Pecan Pie
  3. Rhubarb Pie
  4. Apple Cake
Historians don't know if rhubarb pie comes from Germany or the United Kingdom. Either way, it's a British favorite! Don't forget the vanilla ice cream. 
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42. What better use for Ladyfingers than...

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  1. Berry Trifle
  2. Ladyfinger Roll Cake
  3. Fritter
  4. Tiramisu
What do you need to make a ladyfinger roll cake? Ladyfingers, milk, vanilla pudding, banana, espresso powder, and whipped cream. 
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43. They're not cinnamon buns, they are...

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  1. Blondies
  2. Croissants
  3. Chelsea Buns
  4. Boston Cream Pies
Chelsea buns date back to 1700 London! They're not filled with cinnamon, but instead these sweet yeast rolls are filled with currants or other fruits.
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44. This white dessert once contained chicken!

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  1. Blancmange
  2. Frozen Yogurt
  3. Sorbet
  4. Caramel
Today, thankfully, a good blancmange only needs cream, sugar, starch, and almonds. 
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45. Don't worry, we promise this dessert has no insects!
  1. Chocolate Bars
  2. Flies' Graveyard
  3. Brownie
  4. S'more
What's in a flies' graveyard? Currants, as well as raisins. But they're right, the middle really does look like dead flies!
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46. What's this dessert, named after an English county?

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  1. Pavlova
  2. Sussex Pond Pudding
  3. Gulab Jamun
  4. Lamingtons
Sussex Pond pudding is a delicious mixture of lemon, sugar, and butter. It's not an easy bake! It takes over three hours to steam the pudding! 
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47. What is this creamy favorite?

  1. Cherry Crisp
  2. Strawberry Parfait
  3. Ginger Apple Cake
  4. Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake may originally be from ancient Greece, but strawberry cheesecake is definitely a UK favorite! 
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48. This chocolate cake is also called a...

  1. Red Velvet Cake
  2. Gingerbread Pudding Cake
  3. Brownie Parfait Cake
  4. Affogato Cake
While the English may have stolen red velvet from their American cousins, it's been a consistent favorite in the country for at least a decade. 
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49. Don't forget the cream cheese frosting!

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  1. Carrot Strudel
  2. Carrot Cake
  3. Butterscotch Cake
  4. Chocolate Caramel Cake
Where does carrot cake come from? It probably evolved from the carrot puddings that were popular in Medieval England. 
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50. Don't miss out on this spicy fall favorite!

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  1. Merengue
  2. Gingerbread
  3. Solteritas
  4. Peach bread
Gingerbread comes from 16th-century Germany, but it's been a British favorite for centuries! 
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