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Madeira cake

Recipe from: 7 April 2014
recipes baking cake madeira

Ingredients 10
Servings 6
Time 00:30


  • 175
    butter - softened
  • 175
    margarine, softened
  • 350
    caster sugar
  • 525
    cake flour
  • 20
    baking powder
  • 6
  • 110
    hot water
  • 500
    icing sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  • hot water


Cream the butter, margarine and caster sugar in an electric mixer until pale and light and fluffy.
Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
Beat the eggs into the creamed mixture, one at a time, following each with a spoonful of flour.
Sift the remaining flour into the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
Pour in the hot water and beat to mix well.
Pour the batter into a bread loaf tin that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and line with baking paper.
Bake in an pre-heated oven at 180°C for one hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.


To make the lemon glaze place the icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk in enough hot water – a little at a time- to create a thick smooth glaze.

 Pour the glaze over the cake and allow to set before serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission from PomegranateDays. To see more recipes, click here.

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