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Madeira Cake Recipe

Madeira Cake Recipe

In this simple cake, the flavors of lemon and butter shine through.

Special equipment

    • 8in (20cm) springform round cake pan

Ingredients :

    • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
    • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 11/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • finely grated zest of 1 lemon

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter the cake pan and dust with flour.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or with an electric hand mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing very well between additions.
    3. Whisk for 2 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the lemon zest. Mix in the flour mixture and zest on low until just smooth.
    4. Spoon into the pan. Bake for 50–60 minutes or until a thin skewer comes out clean. Leave the cake in the pan for a couple of minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

STORE The cake will keep in an airtight container for 3 days.

Serves 8-10
Prep : 20 mins
Cook : 20-25 Mins