Traditional Madeira Cake

Traditional Madeira Cake


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Cakes do not need icing and always taste great. In this cake, similar to a pound cake, it is the butter that gives it the rich taste it's well known for.


Serves: 14 

  • 8 eggs
  • 450g butter
  • 2 2/3 cups (535g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 1/2 cups (500g) self raising flour

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Separate the eggs and and reserve the yolks. Beat the whites to stiff peaks.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg yolks. Stir in milk and vanilla essence. Add flour, 1 cup at a time. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  3. Pour mixture into well greased large ring tin or loaf tin. Bake for 90 minutes.

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