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Dundee Fruit Cake

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The top of this traditional fruit cake is decorated with whole almonds. For those who don’t like marzipan and icing it would make a good alternative to an iced Christmas Cake.


Unit of measurement


125 gButter
125 gSoft Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
2 tbspsMilk
150 gFine Wholemeal Flour or
150 gPlain White Flour or
150 gGluten Free Plain White Flour
100 gGlacé Cherries
100 gMixed Peel
100 gBlanched Almonds
1 tspBaking Powder
400 gMixed Currants, Raisins & Sultanas


  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs and milk.
  3. Mix in the flour and baking powder.
  4. Stir in the mixed currants, raisins & sultanas, glacé cherries and mixed peel.
  5. Push the mixture into a deep greaseproof lined 20cm/8"cake tin.
  6. Press the almonds into the top of the cake in a circular pattern.
  7. Brush the nuts with a little egg white from the egg shells.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 2/2¼ hours.
  9. Allow to cool in the tin.

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Temperature & cooking time:
2/2¼ hours at 150°C/Fan130°C/300°F/Gas 2

Dietary status:
Without Soya.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

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