Dundee Cake

Popular Scottish cake – plenty of almonds make this rich and tasty This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Dundee Cake
Main Ingredients Refined flour (maida), Almonds
Cuisine Scottish
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 2.30-3 hour
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Dundee Cake

  • 1 ¾ cups + Refined flour (maida)
  • 100 grams Almonds
  • 1 cup + 2 Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Castor sugar (caster sugar)
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 3 tablespoons Apricot jam
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • ¾ cup +2 t Almonds grounded
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 500 grams Mixed dried fruits
  • 100 grams Whole glacé cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 170° C. Line a deep loose-based 20 cm cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put almonds into a bowl and add boiling water. Leave for five minutes, strain in a sieve, peel them and allow to dry.
  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.
  4. Sieve together the flour and baking powder into another bowl.
  5. Add eggs to the butter-sugar mixture, little at a time, and beat till well combined.
  6. Add flour mixture and ground almonds and mix well. Add milk, dried fruits and glacé cherries and mix gently.
  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.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely. Remove from the tin, slice and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 6445
Carbohydrates 861.7
Protein 109
Fat 284.4
Other Fiber Fiber- 43gm