Classic Madeira Cake – 7 Ingredients

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Classic Madeira Cake
Recipe Type: Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Nicola Don
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Serves: 1
If you want to stash an easy light cake for after dinner or when guests come around this is the simple cake for you.
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon or orange peel or juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 3/4 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 the tin for 10mins until cooled
  9. 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.

-Nicky x

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  1. Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

  2. Nicola, I love your recipe! My Aunt used to bake Madeira cake when she’s still living with us. Now that she’s married and in New Zealand, we just have it from the bake shop. I am gonna use your recipe for me to do it. Thanks!

  3. This looks good!! I think I might be making it soon!! I still have a couple of lemons in the fridge to use up!!

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