Classic Madeira Cake

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Valentines!

This cake has been around for decades and for good reason. Perfect with a cup of tea (how my husband likes it) or dipped into rich melted chocolate (according to my children)

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Classic Madeira Cake

A classic for sure but it is no coincidence that this cake has stood the test of time and been on our tables for decades
Servings 10 slices
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • zest of one large unwaxed lemon
  • 3 extra large room temperature eggs
  • 3 tbsp warm whole milk
  • 250 gr raising flour sifted
  • 175 gr salted butter
  • 75 gr golden caster sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160c and grease or line a loaf shaped cake tin
  • Beat the butter with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer until soft and smooth before adding in the sugar and beating for a further five minutes until light and fluffy
    classic madeira cake recipe by home cooking with julie neville7
  • Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl
    classic madeira cake recipe by home cooking with julie neville7
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time adding in a tablespoon of flour after each egg to prevent curdling
  • Add in one third of the flour followed by a tablespoon of the warm milk and gently mix until combined
  • Repeat this process until all the flour has been incorporated
    classic madeira cake recipe by home cooking with julie neville7
  • Add in the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and stir to combine before pouring into the prepared loaf tin
  • Smooth the top of the batter then place into the preheated oven for one hour until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake
    classic madeira cake recipe by home cooking with julie neville7
  • Once removed from the oven leave to cool for ten minutes in the tin before turning onto a cooling rack to cool completely
    classic madeira cake recipe by home cooking with julie neville7
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cake, Madeira, Quick & Easy, Valentines

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