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Dundee Cake

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 5
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mixed candied peel 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Candied cherries 10 , cut in half
  Ground almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Sliced almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. Lightly grease a 9-inch spring-form pan and set aside till required

MAKING
3. In a large bowl, sift the flour with salt and mix well
4. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add the butter and the sugar and cream well till it is light and fluffy.
5. Add the eggs to the butter sugar mixture, one at a time, and beat well till the mixture is soft and fluffy
6. Run the mixer on low speed and add the currants, raisins, candied peel and cherries to the batter.
7. Add the ground almonds, grated orange peel and mix well again. Turn this mixture into the prepared pan.
8. Arrange the sliced almonds in a circular pattern on top of the batter and bake the mixture on the middle shelf of the oven for 1-1/2 hours
9. Remove from the oven and let it cook on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then loosen it from the edges of the tin and let it cool completely. This cake will keep well if it is refrigerated after wrapping it with foil

SERVING
10. Serve thinly sliced.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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