Baked Madeira Cake Print

madeira cake

Makes 1 x 20cm cake


  • 300g butter, softened
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 300g self raising flour, sieved
  • Preheat oven to 180°C


1. Using an electric whisk, combine the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

2. Slowly add the lightly beaten eggs.

3. On a low speed add the self-raising flour.

4. Line a 20cm loose bottom cake tin and pour mixture into lined tin.

5. Bake for 40-45 minutes until pale golden, risen and springy to touch. Leave  in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a cool wire rack to cool completely before icing.

6. Optional: Flavour the cake with lemon, orange or vanilla extract.

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