This plain fruit cake is a traditional Scottish cake. The blanched almonds are used to decorate the top.
My Mother was born in Scotland and raised in Ireland and used to make this lovely cake for us when we were children. How we loved it! Now that I am a grandma myself I will make Dundee cake for my grandchildren and set up a lovely tea party. Can't wait. Thanks for putting up this beautiful recipe. - 14 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
An excellent cake, packed with fruit and bursting with flavour! I have never made a nicer Dundee Cake. 5 out of 5!! - 04 Jun 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
A beautiful cake that's very easy. I cooked it at a higher level in the oven for the first 1/3 of the baking time, then moved it to the lowest rack for the remainder, turning it at the same time. I used half wholewheat flour but otherwise I changed nothing. Simply perfect! Thank you for a great recipe. - 25 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)