This Dundee cake recipe uses candied fruit peel and candied cherries to make a delicious version of a Scottish Christmas favorite.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine raisins, currants, mixed peel, cherries, and orange rind. Dredge with 1/3 cup flour.

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  • Cream butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time until light. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour, baking powder, and ground almonds; fold into batter mixture. Mix in fruit. Spread in foil lined 8 x 3 inch round pan. If using a different size pan fill 3/4 full.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 1 1/2 hours, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Remove cake from pan.

  • Toast almonds in 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Heat corn syrup, and brush over top surface of hot cake. Place almonds in whatever design you like. After cooling, cake will not be sticky.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 62.6g 20% DV; fat 21.5g 33% DV; cholesterol 102.7mg 34% DV; sodium 178.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
My Mother was born in Scotland and raised in Ireland and used to make this lovely cake for us when we were children. How we loved it! Now that I am a grandma myself I will make Dundee cake for my grandchildren and set up a lovely tea party. Can't wait. Thanks for putting up this beautiful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
My Mother was born in Scotland and raised in Ireland and used to make this lovely cake for us when we were children. How we loved it! Now that I am a grandma myself I will make Dundee cake for my grandchildren and set up a lovely tea party. Can't wait. Thanks for putting up this beautiful recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
An excellent cake packed with fruit and bursting with flavour! I have never made a nicer Dundee Cake. 5 out of 5!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
A beautiful cake that's very easy. I cooked it at a higher level in the oven for the first 1/3 of the baking time then moved it to the lowest rack for the remainder turning it at the same time. I used half wholewheat flour but otherwise I changed nothing. Simply perfect! Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
I didn't make any changes to the recipe it turned out amazing! The crumb is very light and the cake is not too sweet which is just the way we love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
Excellent!!!! I added almond flour and put less all purpose flour. And I didn't have candied cherries but I did have.... candied ginger!!!... and it was fantastic! Sooo good I will do it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2019
Found out later this cake had nothing to do with The Office. Read More
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