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The hunt is on to find the city's perfect Dundee Cake

The hunt is on to find the city's perfect Dundee Cake

Cake bakers of Dundee, your city needs you.

The annual Flower and Food Festival returns this September and with it, the much celebrated Dundee Cake Competition.

Local bakers are being encouraged to don their aprons and offer up their best attempts to the judges in order to find the perfect version of the city's traditional baked delight.

The reputation of Dundee Cake far precedes it when it comes to sticking to the right recipe.

Traditionally studded with juicy sultanas and flavoured with Seville orange, it is a deep cake which is traditionally round in shape and always decorated with blanched whole almonds which give it its iconic appearance.

According to the competition's rules and regulations, the cake should smell sweet and buttery and have an aroma of bitter orange. It may also contain ground almonds for extra richness and moistness and can even be flavoured with sherry.

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There is also a very specific order of ingredients which must be followed.

Entry information is available online and for those not quite up to the juicy current challenge, there is also a Jamathon and even a Scotch Broth Competition for the more vegetable minded folk among you.

The 2015 festival lineup also includes MasterChef presenter Greg Wallace, Scottish chef and Great British Menu contestant Tony Singh, folk singer Dougie MacLean, gardeners Martin Fish and Sarah Hopps and star of CBeebies Mr Bloom.

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Gregg, co-host of the worldwide cooking show MasterChef, has already stopped by for a whirlwind tour of Dundee ahead of the festival, but we're sure his taste buds are geared up ready to go for any Dundee Cake which should come his way.

The Dundee Flower and Food Festival runs from September 4 to September 6 at Camperdown Park.

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