Vegan Dundee Cake Recipe

Vegan Dundee Cake Recipe

As it contains neither eggs nor dairy products, this cake is suitable for vegans.

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm square cake

350 g

5 ml

175 g

175 g

175 g

175 g

175 g

75 g

150 g


30 ml

25 g

5 ml

120 ml

75 ml

30 ml


To decorate

A few varieties


60 ml


Wholemeal flour

Mixed spice

Soya margarine

Dark muscovado sugar,




Chopped mixed peel

Glace cherries, halved

Orange, finely grated rind

Ground almonds

Blanched almonds, chopped

Bicarbonate of soda

Soy milk

Sunflower oil

Malt vinegar



Mixed nuts, such as pistachios, pecan nuts

and macadamia nuts, glace cherries, angelica

Clear honey, warmed

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 150oC/300oF/Gas 2. Grease and double-line a deep 20cm square loose-based cake tin.
  • Sift together the flour and mixed spice. Rub in the soya margarine. Stir in the sugar, dried fruits, mixed peel, cherries, orange rind, ground almond and blanched almonds.
  • Dissolve the bicarbonate in a little of the milk. Warm the remaining milk with the oil and vinegar and add the bicarbonate mixture. Stir into the flour mixture.
  • Spoon into the tin and smooth. Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then cool on a rack. Decorate with the nuts, cherries and angelica and brush with the honey.

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