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Fruitcake vs. Scottish Dundee Cake

Which is better? It depends on whom you ask.

Dairy-free Dundee cake from Tesco / Credit: Tesco

Diana Gabaldon mentions Dundee cake in one of her Scottish-themed Outlander novels. M.C. Beaton has sleuth Hamish Macbeth buy it when he expects company. The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook gives a recipe for it.

Dundee cake clearly has literary street cred. But does it outshine those dark, heavy, and…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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