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The Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish cake, popular throughout the United Kingdom, made with orange marmalade, raisins, candied fruits and almonds.

  • PREP TIME: 15 mins
  • COOK TIME: 1 hr 40 mins
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 55 mins

INGREDIENTS for Dundee Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • zest of one orange 
  • 5 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups raisins

Instructions for Dundee Cake

  • Add the eggs, one at a time, along with a teaspoon or so of the flour to prevent curdling. Add the orange zest and marmalade and beat until combined.
  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt and almond flour. Add this mixture to the wet mixture and stir gently to combine, being careful not to over-stir.
  • Add the sultanas and raisins and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top of it using wetted fingertips or the back of a wet spoon.
  • Arrange the almonds on top of the cake in concentric circles.
  • Bake for 120 minutes.
  • If the cake browns too quickly cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.


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