Madeira Cake

I have always been fascinated with baking, and i tried my hands a few times at baking via pressure cooker and microwave and always ended up with a bad cake! Well these days, having an oven, i seemed to have found my love for baking, and its getting addictive!!!

This cake is like a pound cake, and i just love it. It takes me back to the days when i was in school; we used to have a snack break and my mum used to pack pound cake and i used to just wait for the break. Ummm Yummy. Anyway getting back to the recipe.

Tip : You need the butter, milk & eggs at room temperature! So go on and get them out of the fridge

Things you will need :

Butter : 1 stick/125 gm

Self rising flour : 1 1/2 cups

Eggs : 2

Sugar : 1 cup

Milk : 1/2 cup

Lemon zest : 1 lemon

Lemon juice : 1/2 lemon

Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Method :

– Once your eggs, milk and butter are at room temperature. Line your baking tin (preferably loaf tin) and set your oven to 350 F/180 C.

– Take sugar & butter in a bowl and beat it using electric beater. Here the end result is a crumbly mixture.

– Add one egg and a little flour, and beat it until its incorporated. Repeat the same with one more egg. You will get smooth silky mixture by now.

– Add in the flour, lemon juice & zest, Vanilla essence and beat it with the beater for at least 2 mins. If using hand whisk, then whisk it for 5 mins.

– Transfer this to the tin and bake in preheated oven for 45 mins – 1 hour. The time will depend on your oven. It took me 1 hour.

– Remove and check if its cooked in the traditional way (you know – dip a tooth pick and if it comes out clean its done)

* You can store this in air tight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

It is soft, moist & delicious. A favorite with an evening cup of tea. Happy baking !!



2 thoughts on “Madeira Cake

  1. Sounds delicious – Might try it for Mother’s Day here in Australia this Sunday. Have you had a look at my Baked Cheesecake. Easy to make and delicious. x

    • Yes.. I did. It looks delicious.. and iv made a note of it. I’m gonna make it on one of my cheat days.. And do let me know how it turns out if you decide to make the Madeira..

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