What could be easier to make than a piece of lemon flavoured Madeira cake with almonds that’s moist but practical at the same time.
My mother made the Madeira cake for us when I was little and now I make it for my family.
It’s not only easy to make but it’s not expensive either, When you take it out of the oven it’s a beautiful golden colour with a lemon aroma.
Madeira cake is a light cake that is a bit denser than a sponge cake but tastes so much better. Some compare the Madeira cake to the pound cake.
The Madeira cake was named after the Portuguese Madeira wine which was popular in England in the 18th and 19th century. .
Today you might find this delicious cake served with Madeira on the side. Traditionally the Madeira cake usually has either lemon or an orange peel mixed into it. Today I am using lemon.
The Madeira cake can be used in many ways such as dipping in chocolate, placed in trifles such as my tiramisu or eaten in slices. Many people enjoy a slice in the morning for breakfast or for a snack or dessert after dinner with a cuppa tea.
- ¾ cup butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon or orange peel or juice of one lemon
- ½ cup ground almonds
- 1¾ cups self-raising flour
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven
- Brush loaf tin with butter or oil then line with parchment paper
- Beat the sugar and the butter together until they are light in colour and creamy
- Add the eggs gradually beating thoroughly after each addition
- Place lemon or orange rind in next mixing well
- Using a large metal spoon fold in the almonds and sifted flour. Stirring until mixture is fully combined and has a smooth texture
- Spoon into loaf tin and place in the oven for 50mins.
- Once cooked leave in tin for 10mins until cooled
- Turn out onto a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.
Once you finish making your Madeira cake let it cool and enjoy with a hot cuppa tea.
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