How to make Dundee Cake - Popular Scottish cake – plenty of almonds make this rich and tasty

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Scottish

Course : Desserts

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Dundee Cake

Scottish cuisine comprises of specific set of cooking traditions, practices and cuisines associated with Scotland.  Though it has its own distinctive recipes, it shares quite a bit with British and European cuisines, which is a result of foreign influences both ancient and modern.
Game, dairy products, fish, fruit, and vegetables are the chief factors in traditional Scots cooking, which is simple without much use of spices. 
Food and drink is at the very heart of Scotland. More than just a night out, Scottish food and drink is the very lifeblood of Scotland’s country’s fabric, culture and economy.

For more recipes related to Dundee Cake checkout Pancake, Teatime Cardamon Cake, Sweet Surprise, Beetroot Cake . You can also find more Desserts recipes like Coffee Mousse Canape, Umm Ali, Coconut Lemon Ice Cream, Marie Delight.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 2.30-3 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dundee Cake Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 ¾ cups +

  • Almonds 100 grams

  • Unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup + 2

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 1/2 cups

  • Zest of 1 large orange

  • Apricot jam 3 tablespoons

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Eggs beaten 3

  • Almonds grounded ¾ cup +2 t

  • Milk 2 tablespoons

  • Mixed dried fruits 500 grams

  • Whole glacé cherries 100 grams


Step 1

Preheat oven to 170° C. Line a deep loose-based 20 cm cake tin with baking parchment.

Step 2

Put almonds into a bowl and add boiling water. Leave for five minutes, strain in a sieve, peel them and allow to dry.

Step 3

Put butter in a bowl and beat well till soft. Add castor sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in orange zest and apricot jam.

Step 4

Sieve together the flour and baking powder into another bowl.

Step 5

Add eggs to the butter-sugar mixture, little at a time, and beat till well combined.

Step 6

Add flour mixture and ground almonds and mix well. Add milk, dried fruits and glacé cherries and mix gently.

Step 7

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level it out. Arrange the whole almonds close together in neat circles on the top of the cake. Put the tin in the preheated oven and bake for forty-five minutes.

Step 8

Remove from oven and cool completely. Remove from the tin, slice and serve.