Madeira Cake Recipe

I love a good loaf cake and a simple Madeira Sponge always goes down a treat. It’s a great bake to have as part of an afternoon tea spread, if a friend is coming round for a cup of tea or to take to a school bake sale.

Madeira Cake Recipe

The lemon in the mix keeps the Madeira Cake moist and gives a very slight lemon flavour but this really isn’t a lemon cake – it’s just a traditional sponge cake that everyone loves.

This sponge cake can also be made in a round cake tin but I love a loaf cake – it’s so easy to slice and looks great too. You can dust the cake with icing sugar before serving if you like too but we’re always just in too much of a hurry to eat it!

Madeira Cake Recipe

Madeira Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 180g butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 160g self raising flour
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Madeira Cake Recipe

Recipe

  • Preheat oven at 160C/300F/Gas 2
  • Cream together the butter and caster sugar
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Sprinkle with a little caster sugar
  • Pour into a lined/greased loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven until brown on the top and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack and serve.
Madeira Cake Recipe

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Madeira Cake Recipe

I love a good loaf cake and a simple Madeira Sponge always goes down a treat. It’s a great bake to have as part of an afternoon tea spread, if a friend is coming round for a cup of tea or to take to a school bake sale.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 180 g butter
  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 160 g self raising flour
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven at 160 C
  • Cream together the butter and caster sugar
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Sprinkle with a little caster sugar
  • Pour into a lined/greased loaf tin and bake in the middle of the oven until brown on the top and a skewer comes out clean

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