Madeira Cake Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Plain flour8 Ounce, sifted (225 Gram)
 Baking powder5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon)
 Butter/Margarine5 Milliliter, softened (To Grease Tine, 1 Teaspoon)
 Caster sugar6 Ounce (175 Gram)
 Lemon1⁄2 , rind grated
 Eggs3 Medium, beaten
 Milk30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon, At Room Temperature)
 Candied citrus peel3 (Thin Slices)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1818 Calories from Fat 201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.8%

Saturated Fat 8.8 g43.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 572.1 mg

Sodium 592.8 mg24.7%

Total Carbohydrates 368 g122.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.4%

Sugars 181.4 g

Protein 31 g62.9%

Vitamin A 16.1% Vitamin C 37.2%

Calcium 51.4% Iron 22.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Let the oven heat to 350°F (180°C/Gas 4) and grease and line an 18 cm (7 in) round tin.
2. Combine together the flour and baking powder.
3. In a separate bowl, cream the fat, sugar and lemon rind together until light and fluffy.
4. Whisk in the eggs, a little at a time, adding 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the flour with each addition.
5. Whisk hard to incorporate plenty of air.
6. Using a metal spoon, fold in the remaining flour and then add the milk.
7. Combine together thoroughly and pour into the prepared tin.
8. Let the cake bake for 1 hour.
9. Remove out of the oven, press the strips of citrus peel lightly over the top of the cake and bake for a further 30 minutes until golden and well risen and a skewer comes out clean.
10. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin for at least 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely.



Shirley Bushell says :

How would this work in a 10x8 pan-I was told that a maderia cake mixture would be better for a birthday cake-would I need to increase the ingred. would appreciate your opinion. Regards Shirley
Posted on: 28 April 2012 - 6:21am