Scottish Dundee Cake

Scottish Dundee Cake

Cakes are baked the most by me around Christmas time. There is just something about this time of the year that I love baking cakes. This Scottish Dundee Cake appeared on my instagram feed once and I was intrigued by it. I read up a little and realised that this cake was an alternate option to the traditional Christmas Cake and skipped the rum and the cherries. It was a much easier take on Christmas Cake and the uniqueness about this was the orange flavour in it and the concentric circular pattern of blanched almonds on top. I tried it and instantly fell in love with this.

Scottish Dundee Cake uses orange rind as well as orange marmalade to flavour the cake. Though I did not add almond flour in the cake, the crunch from the almonds on top did give it a touch of the almond flavour too. I gave this cake to a couple of friends and everyone loved it.

Scottish Dundee Cake
Scottish Dundee Cake

So yeah, this is a cake you should definitely try out. It is not difficult to make and is so flavourful that you will surely fall in love with it..;) Just like me!

Scottish Dundee Cake

Course: CakesDifficulty: Easy


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An extremely flavourful cake which can be your alternate to Christmas Plum cake when you are running short of time.


  • Unsalted Butter – 1/2 cup, soft and at room temperature

  • Brown Sugar / Castor Sugar – 2/3 cup

  • Eggs – 2

  • Orange Zest – from 1 orange

  • Orange Marmalade – 3 tbsp

  • All Purpose Flour – 1 cup

  • Baking Powder – 3/4 tsp

  • Salt – 1/4 tsp

  • Raisins – 1 cup

  • Almonds – 30-32, blanched


  • Whisk together the butter and sugar.
  • To this, add the eggs, orange zest and orange marmalade and whisk well.
  • Fold in the flour (reserving a tbsp), baking powder and salt to the batter. Add the reserved tbsp of flour into the raisins and fold it into a batter.
  • Transfer the batter into a 7-inch lined cake tin.
  • Level the top and arrange the blanched almonds in concentric circles on top.
  • Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 165C for 50-60 min till the top looks done and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Let it cool completely before unmoulding and slicing.

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