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Dundee Cake Recipe

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Ingredients

300g plain flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon mixed spice

½ teaspoon salt

100g candied peel

100g cherries

480g currants

200g sultanas

200g raisins

100g blanched almonds

4 eggs

4 tablespoons milk or sherry or brandy

1 lemon grated rind

200g margarine

 
1 tablespoon black treacle

200g Demerara sugar

Method

1. Sieve together all the dry ingredients.

2. Mix the peel, fruit, cherries, chopped almonds and lemon rind.

3. Whisk the eggs and milk/sherry/brandy together.

4. Cream the margarine, sugar and black treacle until soft.

5. Add flour and egg mixtures alternately to the margarine. Stir in fruit mixture.

6. Put into an 8-9 inch tin, lined with double thickness of greased greaseproof paper round the sides and brown paper and greased
 greaseproof paper at the bottom.

7. Tie a double band of brown paper round the outside of the tin, standing well above the top of it.

8. Add almonds on top.

9. Bake for 3½ hours at 300-350f 170c for first 1½ hours, then reduce to 275-300f 150c for the remainder of the time.

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