Bake an English Dundee Cake for Boxing Day

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Did you know that England and Canada celebrate Boxing Day? It is the day after Christmas. Boxing Day used to be the day servants received money in boxes for Christmas presents from their lords and ladies of the manor, but now they celebrate the day with a Dundee Cake. While traditional, this cake is not as rich as the English Christmas cakes. Remember, you Don’t have to wait until the holidays to bake this. Try making it the next time you are in the mood for dessert. Share a slice with a friend or loved one over a cup of your favorite coffee. Have fun and Happy Baking this delicious treat!!

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, place 1/2 C (1 stick) + 2 T. softened butter and 2/3 C sugar. Cream together until light and fluffy. Add 3 large eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 2

Gradually blend in 2 C flour and 1 t. baking powder. If mixture seems too dry, add 2 – 2 1/2 T. milk.

Step 3

Carefully fold in the grated rind of 1 small orange and the grated rind of 1 lemon. Add 1 1/4 C sultanas or raisins, 1 1/4 C currants, 1/4 C halved candied cherries, 1/4 C diced candied peel, and 1/2 C almonds, ground. Mix well.

Step 4

Spoon batter into greased 8 inch cake pan lined with parchment paper. Arrange some almond halves in flower patterns lightly on top of smoothed batter.

Step 5

Bake at 325 degrees for about 2 hours or until the center is firm. Cool in pan. Keeps well in an airtight tin.

Step 6

Be sure to check out my many recipe articles in Bukisa! Have fun and Happy Baking!

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