True, it's not. But the English sentence is a reference to a relatively well-known stand-up routine by Eddie Izzard. He was poking fun at how the Church of England epitomises the British social anxiety and self-consciousness when compared to how the Spanish Inquisition handled its interrogations.
'"Cake or death?" That's a pretty easy question. Anyone could answer that.
"Cake or death?"
"Eh, cake please."
"Very well! Give him cake!"
"Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?"
“Uh, cake for me, too, please."
"Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate. You! Cake or death?"
"Uh, death, please. No, cake! Cake! Cake, sorry. Sorry..."
"You said death first, uh-uh, death first!"
"Well, I meant cake!"
"Oh, all right. You're lucky I'm Church of England!"'
Here's the video of the thingy - have a look, it's brilliant.
I could try, but ultimately Izzard's entire set ('Dress to Kill'), where this routine comes from, is like a history/culture tour given by a person who knows nothing of history - so my attempts at explaining the undercurrents of his humour might very well confuse you even more. So, with that said.
Basically, the premise is this. When a church is interrogating you, they want you to submit to one of their core beliefs under the threat of death. Which means that e.g. the Spanish Inquisition would usually give you two equally unwelcome alternatives: abandon your faith in Odin or die. That sort of thing.
And then Izzard postulates that the same would not work in the Church of England because its core beliefs are the core beliefs of every Englishman. That is, when in doubt, you have to have some tea. Eat some cake while you're at it. Everything else, like believing in the right god, withholding from witchcraft, etc. is unnecessary. Meaning, if the Church of England was to suspect you of heresy or something similar, they'd bring you in for interrogation and demand that you either have some cake or you die.