5. Dundee Cake and Dundee Cupcakes

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Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

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As a Dundonian, I am exceedingly proud of Dundee cake. Its origins are closely linked to the marmalade industry. The surplus of orange peel from the manufacture of Keiller’s marmalade was used in Dundee cakes. A sign, therefore, of an authentic Dundee cake is the use of orange peel, not mixed peel. Unless you are a purist, however, mixed peel of good quality will still make a very fine cake.

The cake is a thing of great beauty, with its concentric circles of whole almonds on top. Bu