Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

I make this Madeira cake most weeks for a lunchbox treat. Madeira cake keeps really well in an airtight tin but if by the end of the week the slices are getting a bit dry I just spread some raspberry jam on (and if they’re lucky some whipped cream) and sandwich two slices of the cake together.


Madeira Cake
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Madeira Cake

A simple Madeira cake recipe
prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins


  • 240g Butter, softened
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 50g Light Brown Sugar
  • Lemon, Zested
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • Eggs, beaten
  • 210g Self Raising Flour
  • 90g Plain Flour
  • Caster Sugar for sprinkling


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 170°c and line a 2lb loaf tin.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs, lemon zest and milk.

Step 3: Fold in the flours until combined. Pour into the tin and sprinkle with caster sugar (about 3 tbsp).

Step 4: Bake for 1 hour until skewer comes out clean. Let it cool a bit before removing to a cooling rack

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