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Recipe: »Dundee Cake«

In sisterMAG No. 60, food blogger Dyutima Jha has put together a delicious recipe feature. Here you can find the free download for the following recipe: »Dundee Cake«.

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Recipe: »Dundee Cake«

Makes 1x18cm cake – 8 to 10 servings


  • 115g Mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds), chopped
  • 170g seeded raisins, chopped
  • 170g currants
  • 30g glace cherries, chopped
  • 50g blanched almonds, sliced in half
  • 60g mixed peel, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
  • 225g plain flour
  • 170g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Grease and line a 18cm round cake tin with baking sheet.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together.
  4. Beat butter, sugar and honey for several minutes till light and creamy.
  5. Add one egg at a time, beating well each time.
  6. Gently fold the flour, milk, nuts, fruit, cinnamon powder and lemon zest.
  7. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and line the top with blanched almonds in a radial pattern.
  8. Lower the oven temperature to 160°C and bake for 10-15 minutes. Further lower the temperature to 120°C and bake for 90-120 minutes. After 45 minutes, keep checking the doneness by inserting a toothpick or metal skewer in the center. When done, the skewer should come out almost clean. Do not overbake so the center is soft. If necessary, cover the top with a metal tray to avoid excessive browning.
  9. Cool for 10-15 minutes before releasing on cooling rack.