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Madeira Cake


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 1:40 h


  • 8 oz (225g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 oz (225g) butter or margarine,at room temperature
  • 8 oz (225g) caster sugar
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs


Step 1

Preheat a 325°F/170°C/Gas 3 oven. Grease a 9×5 in (23×13 cm) loaf tin.

Step 2

Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine, adding the sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon rind and vanilla.

Step 4

Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition.

Step 5

Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Step 6

Pour the cake mixture into the tin and tap lightly. Bake until a metal skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1¼ hours.

Step 7

Let cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then unmould the cake from the tin onto the wire rack and let cool completely.

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