Dundee Cake for GrizzlyDoris

Well, I wish the cake were for GrizzlyDoris!  Alas, this is just the recipe.  I’ve just made one to keep me and The Boss going at night all this week when the minxes are in bed, and I remembered I promised to post the recipe.  So here it is:

Dundee Cake


200g plain flour
half teaspoon of baking powder
150g butter
150g caster sugar
4 beaten eggs
100g glace cherries
150g currants
150g sultanas
100g raisins
50g cut mixed peel
50g ground almonds
grated rind of 1 lemon
almonds or whatever you fancy decorating it with



Preheat oven to 180degC / gas 4.  Sift flour and baking powder together.  Cream the butter and sugar.  Beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour, dried fruit, peel and ground almonds.  Mix in the lemon rind.

Spoon into tin (18cm/7″ round tin is about right) and make a hollow in the centre.  Bake 20 mins, by which time the cake should be sitting flat.  Arrange almonds on top. 

Bake for another 40 mins.  Turn oven down to 160degC / gas 3 and bake for another hour.


Tastes better after 4 or 5 days in a tin 😀

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