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Whirlin Cakes

Cakes
Extinct & Lost
Cambridgeshire

Legend has it that an old woman of Leverington made some cakes which were so enjoyed by one of her guests, the devil in disguise, that he created a whirlwind to carry off her and the cakes. A style of cake was baked in the vicinity of Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely, on the fifth Sunday in Lent in supposed commemoration of this.

Known at least since references in the Gentleman's Magazine 1789.




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