Dundee’s claim to be home of both marmalade and Dundee cake can be found in the Keillor family archive, a Dundee based confectionary business that ranked above Cadbury and Rowntree in the late 1800’s. Dundee’s claim to be home of both marmalade and Dundee cake can be found in the Keillor family archive, a Dundee based confectionary business that ranked above Cadbury and Rowntree in the late 1800’s.

Founder of the Keillor dynasty, Janet Keiller was the first to create the distinctive all butter sultana cake flavoured with candied orange peel and topped with whole Spanish almonds in the 19th century. 

Today, Dundee’s bakers are on a mission to revive the original Dundee cake recipe for the city and are working to achieve EU Protected Geographical Indication for the lightly fruited aromatic cake. 

The local delicacy can be bought from bakeries throughout the city and is often found on the menu’s of contemporary cafes and restaurants in and around Dundee.

Eating and drinking in Dundee

Dundee’s food and drink scene is transforming at a dynamic pace.  Contemporary restaurants and enterprising bistros sit alongside cool coffee houses, tasteful cafes, craft beer bars and good food shops.   For a closer look at Dundee’s flourishing food and drink scene, download the “Dundee Larder: The Guide to the Food and Dr

Dundee Larder

The Guide to the Food and Drink of the City’, produced in partnership with The List, Dundee Larder has been designed to help visitors and residents discover the people and places that are shaping and defining Dundee’s emergence as a place to enjoy great food and drink.