Last weekend we went cycling.
For three days.
It was brilliant.
Cycling 35 miles a day through the gentle rolling hills and along the coastal paths of Pembrokeshire. In our panniers we packed just a change of clothes, some derriere protecting cream (best seventeen pounds spent on my bottom ever) and
a few several hundred Mars Bars.
In other words, the essentials. And just look at the view my Dad, my Sister, A and I enjoyed!
And this one!
And this one!
And for a trip like this one, we needed a proper cake. A cake that when squished by the weight of several hundred Mars Bars would still taste flavorsome, light and darn tasty.
A cake that if it were a box of tissues (stick with me) it would certainly not be a pretty floral two-ply box but a Man Sized box ('Big, strong and reliable'*)
Dundee Cake was only possible cake that could fulfil this criteria.
The recipe is taken from Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course and can also be found on her website, right here.
- Delia suggests it makes a nice alternative to a richer, darker Christmas Cake
- (Are we allowed to mention Christmas in July?)
- It is light, crumbly and very, very fruity. And keeps ever so well
- As it contains not only whole blanched almonds but whiskey (helped with the hills!), this post in winging its way to the AlphaBakes Challenge this month hosted by Caroline Makes with the letter 'W'
- With many thanks to my wonderful Sister
* Possibly the first time you'll have heard a cake being referred to as strong and reliable.