Classic Dundee Cake with Maple

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Classic Dundee cake with maple
8 portions


  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g maple sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 1tsp ground mixed spice
  • 400g mixed dried fruits
  • 75g halved glace cherries
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 3tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 40 blanched whole almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 150C
  2. Grease and line a loose based 20cm cake tin
  3. Beat the butter and the sugar for 3-4 mins until light and fluffy
  4. Stir in 2tbsp of maple syrup
  5. Beat the eggs and gradually add into the mixture
  6. Add the flour, ground almonds and the mixed spice
  7. Stir in the mixed dried fruits and cherries
  8. Add the milk and stir until combined
  9. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and neatly arrange the blanched almonds on the top
  10. Bake for 1.5-2 hours
  11. Test that it’s cooked through by inserting a skewer into the centre, if it comes out clean then it’s done
  12. Leave the cake to cool and then remove it from the tin and peel off the grease-proof paper
  13. Drizzle with the remaining maple syrup
  14. Store in a cake tin and eat within 5 days

This festive treat will make a delightful dessert for any dinner party. A maple take on a delicious classic, packed with dried fruit, cherries and almonds.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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