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Carraway Seed Butter Cake

A light, buttery, subtly spiced butter cake.

Carraway Seed Butter Cake


This used to be a huge favourite of my Dad who hailed from London's East end. Strangely my Aussie husband, who's grandparents were Scots, introduced him to "seed cake" as it's called in the UK and is one of his favourite cakes as well. There are a great many things we have to thank our forbears for... Seed Cake is one!
Another twist is to add 150g glacé cherries, lightly dusted with plain flour to prevent them sinking during cooking, instead of the carraway seeds, for a Dundee variation. Decorate top of cake with blanched whole almonds.
You can also make Carraway Seed Cupcakes.

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Posted by Huda Abu Hamdia • 5y ago • Report
mmmm.. that sounds tummy .. i like it more with the twist, cherries..
thanks dear ;-)
Posted by Huda Abu Hamdia • 5y ago • Report
I should try it soon for sure inshalla ;-)
Posted by Philippa Wightman • 5y ago • Report
most welcome Huda. It's a lovely crumbly, buttery cake - would take any addition really, cherries, steeped sultanas (Cointreau or brandy would be lovely), even good old chocolate chips!
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