Madeira Cake | How to make Madeira Cake

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ByShireen Sequeira
Created on 27th Aug 2015
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  • By Shireen Sequeira
    Created on 27th Aug 2015

About Madeira Cake

A simple sponge with a hint of lemon that makes for a delicious tea time accompaniment.

Madeira Cake, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Madeira Cake is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Madeira Cake has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Shireen Sequeira is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Madeira Cake, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Madeira Cake. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Shireen Sequeira. The recipe of Madeira Cakeis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Madeira Cake is 15 minute. This recipe of Madeira Cake is perfect to serve 8. Madeira Cake is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves8People
Madeira Cake

Ingredients to make Madeira Cake

  • 175 grams plain flour (maida)
  • 50 grams ground almonds (almond powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 225 grams (8 oz) unsalted butter
  • 225 grams (8 oz) caster sugar
  • zest (grated rind) of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (optional)

How to make Madeira Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / 325 F and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl. Stir in the ground almonds
  3. In another bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the butter and add the sugar 2 tablespoons at a time until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon rind and vanilla
  4. Add the eggs one at a time beating for 1 minute after each addition.
  5. Add in the flour mixture in 3 parts and fold gently to incorporate. If you feel that the batter is too stiff just add a tablespoon of milk at a time.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smoothen the surface. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. The top of the cake would be light and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes
  8. Invert onto a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting
  9. The cake remains moist when stored in a cool place for up to 3 days (if it lasts that long!)
My Tip: 1. If you want to skip the almond flour then just use 225 grams of plain flour (total). The addition of almond gives the cake a great flavour, texture and also helps keep it moist for longer so I strongly recommend you to use it. 2. You can use this cake to make the base of trifle puddings however since trifles usually call for cakes that are not very moist (because you want a cake that holds the several layers of pudding and jelly and not turn into a squishy mess when served) you can bake this cake for slightly longer (an extra 5-10 mins) to give the dry texture.

Reviews for Madeira Cake (3)

Meeta Lall5 months ago
Bake for 50 mins at what temp???!!!

satinmanocha@gmail manochaa year ago
ve to try yet looks r gud

shalini chawla2 years ago