Dundee Cake

Dundee Cake

Dundee Cake

Recipe By:Carol
“This Dundee cake recipe uses candied fruit peel and candied cherries to make a delicious version of a Scottish Christmas favorite.”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup diced candies mixed fruit peel
  • 1/3 cup candied cherries, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ounce ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

Directions

  1. Combine raisins, currants, mixed peel, cherries, and orange rind. Dredge with 1/3 cup flour.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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