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Madeira Cake

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Serves 12

Delicious, easy to make cake :)

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  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 225g Butter or margerine, at room temp.
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs


    1. Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Grease a 23 x 13 cm loaf tin
    2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter/margerine, adding the sugar 2 tablespoons at a time until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon rind and the vanilla
    3. Add the eggs 1 at a time, along with a tablespoon of the flour, beating for 1 minute after each addition
    4. Sift over the flour and baking powder and stir until just combined.
    5. Pour the cake mixture into the tin and tap lightly. Bake until a metal skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours
    6. Allow to cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out and allow to cool completely

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piplani's picture

The recipe by Becky.Wilson appears to be that of Traditional Pound Cake where a pound (equal quantities) each of flour, butter, sugar and egg is used. May like to comment please.

piplani's picture

The recipe by Becky.Wilson appears to be that of Traditional Pound Cake. May like to comment please.

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