Peek into the Process

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The Ditters Gourmet Cakes were initially made in the home kitchens of Mrs Joan Ditter (Bill’s wife) and the factory foreman’s wife, Joyce. After a few years, they couldn’t keep up with demand so production was moved to the factory.

The Gourmet Cake is essentially a summary of what Ditters used to sell: a rich assortment of dried and glace fruit and nuts, held together with the barest amount of cake mixture.

The cakes are still made today to the original recipe and many thousands are produced each year in South Australia.

It’s no wonder they were popularly known as ‘stained glass window cakes’ when they were first introduced. Their vibrant and lively look is matched only by their wonderful taste and full-bodied texture.

Esther Johnson