Madeira Cake. For my Grandpa.

Grandpa and madeira cake

All ingredients must be at room temp before you start to bake with them

1 ½ sticks of butter (6oz)
¾ cup sugar (6oz)
1 orange
1 lemon
4 eggs (extra large US, large UK)
1 cup flour
Pinch of salt
1 level tsp baking powder
 
  • Preheat the oven to 325f and butter and line a loaf tin
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer until fluffy, then grate in the zest from half the orange and half the lemon
  • Beat in one egg at a time until they are all incorporated
  • Squeeze in about 1 tbsp of the juice from the lemon. Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder until just combined and scrape into the tin
  • Bake for 50 mins to an hour until the cake is golden and springy to the touch – a toothpick should come out clean. If the cake looks like it’s burning on top, cover with foil
  • Cool the cake in the tin, then slice and eat spread with butter. Or, if you have the patience, leave the cake wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for a day or two so that the flavors can develop.
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2 Responses to Madeira Cake. For my Grandpa.

  1. Karen says:

    Kate
    Is 1 cup of flour 125g of plain flour in UK speak? I have 4 eggs to use up before hols and some frozen lemon juice so am tempted to put this together tonight to keep those eggs in eatable form…

  2. Kate says:

    Yes it is.
    Hope you enjoy it!

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