Classic Madeira Cake
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If you want to stash an easy light cake for after dinner or when guests come around this is the simple cake for you.
Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 1
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven
  2. Brush loaf tin with butter or oil then line with parchment paper
  3. Beat the sugar and the butter together until they are light in colour and creamy
  4. Add the eggs gradually beating thoroughly after each addition
  5. Place lemon or orange rind in next mixing well
  6. Using a large metal spoon fold in the almonds and sifted flour. Stirring until mixture is fully combined and has a smooth texture
  7. Spoon into loaf tin and place in the oven for 50mins.
  8. Once cooked leave in tin for 10mins until cooled
  9. Turn out onto a wire rack and dust with icing sugar.
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