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That's not a teacake! Bake Off divides English and Scottish fans with controversial teacake test

Bake Off ignited a row on Tuesday night — what began as an innocuous teacake challenge turned into a blazing argument between those who reside north and south of Hadrian's Wall.

Bake Off ignited a row on Tuesday night — what began as an innocuous teacake challenge turned into a blazing argument between those who reside north and south of Hadrian's Wall.

As contestants made the fruited bread, many complained that these crumby products are not teacakes.

For many, especially those who live in Scotland, a teacake consists of fluffy marshmallow encased in a crisp layer of chocolate.

However, for those of us who live in the South and take afternoon tea, a teacake is a small fruited bun which we toast and spread with liberal amounts of butter.

Tom was unsure what a teacake wasCredit: Mark Bourdillon / Channel 4 

Tom, the Scottish baker in the tent, admitted that he didn't know what a teacake was supposed to look like due to his heritage.

He said: "I didn’t even know what a teacake was because in Scotland it’s a mallow thing with biscuit".

However, it is highly unlikely a baker would be asked to make a marshmallow in Bread Week.

This resulted in an angry row between fans of the show.

Bakeoff solves the teacake debate, thank you! #gbbo

— Hally♡ (@hraymond22) September 12, 2017

Bake off solving all uni debates.. a teacake has fruit in it #GBBO2017

— It's Jess (@Jessikles_) September 12, 2017

Every Scot watching the bakers put fruit in their 'teacakes'... #GBBO pic.twitter.com/54mmMgLXpi

— Joshua King (@JoshKing_PJ) September 12, 2017

Did anyone else think of these when they said teacakes? #gbbo #greatbritishbakeoff pic.twitter.com/n9B7sjRiLA

— Titus Andromedon (@babydonutx) September 12, 2017

Tom kens what a true teacake is #GBBO
Tunnocks all the way.

— Emma (@emmarrdee) September 12, 2017

Thank you Tom! To me a teacake is a chocolatey, biscuity, marshmallowly treat as well. #GBBO

— Carl Housley (@Carlsho) September 12, 2017

 Some people in Yorkshire argued that a proper teacake is neither of those things, but an unfruited roll.

They said that what the bakers made was in fact a fruited teacake.

In Yorkshire that's a fruit teacake. Take the fruit out it's just a 'teacake' #GBBO

— Alan Hunte (@alanhunte) September 12, 2017

The argument was so heated that 'teacake' trended on Twitter, but most people seemed to agree with Tom, that the baked good is made by Tunnock's.

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