Madeira cake

Madeira cake

A perfect pairing with a cup of tea? A plain, yet deliciously light and airy madeira cake, with a slight vanilla flavour could be just the ticket for afternoon tea.


 PrepUnitServes 30
Flour, wheat, white plaing600
Baking powder, dry powderg24
Sugar, Casterg360
Egg, chicken, whole rawg250
Essence, Vanillaml5
Milk, cow, fluid unflavouredml120


  1. Set oven at 190°C.
  2. Sieve together the plain flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
  5. Add the vanilla flavour.
  6. Fold in the remainder of the flour alternately with the milk to produce a smooth, fairly soft batter.
  7. Place in greased baking tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 1/4 hours.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.


Dietary Suitability

Healthy ChoicesServe with fruit.
Vegetarian DietSuitable for vegetarian diet.
FortifiedServe with a dollop of cream and custard.
Gluten FreeReplace flour and baking powder with gluten free versions.
Dairy FreeReplace butter with dairy free butter. Use soy or coconut milk.
PureedSuitable to be pureed.

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