The Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish Christmas cake that the Scots are proud of. Almost every household in Scotland has a traditional Christmas Dundee cake recipe that is handed over for generations. Here we have a traditional Dundee cake recipe that makes the yummiest Dundee cakes you have eaten. Surprise your family by preparing this traditional fruit cake for Christmas.

How to prepare Dundee Cake

Christmas Dundee Cake Recipe

Christmas Dundee Cake Recipe











  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100g candied orange peel
  • 480g currants
  • 100g cherries
  • 200g black currants
  • 100g blanched almonds
  • 200g raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g butter
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 lemon rind ( grated)
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp black treacle

How to prepare a Traditional Christmas Dundee Cake

  • Start by pre heating the oven to 300 Degree F
  • Prepare a 9” baking pan by greasing and lining with paper.
  • In a mixing bowl mix flour, cinnamon, spice mix and salt.
  • Mix fruit, cherries, peel almonds and lemon rind.
  • In a bowl wisk brandy and eggs until you have a smooth golden mix.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk/sherry/brandy together.
  • Mix butter, treacle and sugar until u have a smooth mix.
  • Add flour and egg mix to the butter and mix well until you have a smooth mix without lumps.
  • Pour the cake mix into the pre greased cake pan ensuring to put a double band of brown paper on the outside of the pan making sure that it rises over the top of the pan.
  • Sprinkle almonds on the top of the cake.
  • Place the cake in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hrs at 300 degrees F, reduce the heat to 275 degrees f and bake for another 2 hrs.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow complete cooling before you store the cake.

You can substitute brandy for sherry or Scottish whiskey in this recipe