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MADEIRA CAKE RECIPE

Posted on: May 3, 2016

I’m blogging this one, because it’s the most beautifully simple cake recipe.  Only a few ingredients, and no faffing about.

INGREDIENTS

150g unsalted butter

150g caster sugar

3 eggs, lightly beaten

225g self-raising flour, sifted

Juice of 1 lemon

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180degsC/350degsF/Gas 4.  Grease and line one cake-tin.
  2. Put butter and sugar into a bowl, beat with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until creamy.
  3. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating all the while.  Also add a spoonful of the flour.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice, and then gently fold in the rest of the flour with a metal spoon.  Pour the mixture into the cake in.  You may want to cover the tin with aluminium foil to stop the top of the cake burning.
  5. The original recipe for this said to bake for 1 to 1-and-a-half hours, but I found that mine was well-cooked after an hour.  It depends on your oven.  Do the skewer test, if it comes out clean then it’s done.
  6. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for about 20 minutes, and then turn out onto a plate.
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