Dundee Cake Recipe

Dundee Cake Recipe

This is the perfect recipe for a festive occasion when a lighter fruit cake is required.

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm round cake

175 g

175 g


225 g

10 ml

5 ml

2.5 ml

1.5 ml

225 g

175 g

175 g

115 g

50 g


30 ml

115 g


Light soft brown sugar


Plain flour

Baking powder

Ground cinnamon

Ground cloves

Grated nutmeg



Glace cherries, halved

Chopped mixed peel

Blanched almond, chopped

Lemon (grated rind)


Blanched almonds, to decorate

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm round deep cake tin.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and light.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and spices. Fold into the egg mixture alternately with the remaining ingredients, until evenly combined. Transfer to the cake tin.
  • Smooth the surface, then make a small dip in the centre.
  • Decorate the top of the cake by pressing the blanched almonds in decreasing circles over the entire surface. Bake for 2 - 2 1/4 hours, until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes then transfer the cake to a wire rack.

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