Old Fashion Dundee Cake

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Immediately recognizable by its trademark design of concentrically positioned almonds, try it today.


8 oz softened butter, plus extra for greasing
1/2 cup soft light brown sugar
3 tbsp orange marmalade
3 free-range eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 ground almonds
1 heaped tsp ground mixed spice
2 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit
1/3cup glace cherries halved
2 tbsp BARBADOS BROWN RUM or milk
1 1/2 oz blanched almonds to decorate
1 tsp granulated or caster sugar, to decorate (optional)


Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. Grease and double-line a 20cm/8in loose-based deep cake tin with grease proof paper.

Beat the butter and sugar in a food processor for 3-4 minutes, or until very light and fluffy.

Add the marmalade and mix for a few seconds more. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the flour, almonds, and spices to the batter.

Mix slowly until well combined, then stir in the mixed dried fruit and cherries with a large metal spoon.

Add the rum or milk and mix until well combined.

Spoon the mixture into the cake tin, smooth the surface, and carefully arrange the blanched almonds in circles on top.

Bake for 1½-2 hours, or until well risen, firm and golden-brown. (Test the cake by inserting a skewer into the center.

If the skewer comes out clean, the cake is done.)

Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes then remove from the tin, peel off the lining paper, and set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Recipe Submitted by Good Old Bajan Cooking Group.

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