Madeira loaf cake | Flavour Diary

Madeira cake is a classic English sponge cake which is delicately flavoured with Almond and lemon and is great as a tea time snack. Madeira cake is dense, firm yet light textured and tastes awesome.
This Madeira Cake got its name from Madeira Wines, portuguese wine which was famous in England and was served along with cake. This cake is different from Madeira Islands traditional Madeira Cake (bolo de mel) which is dark, spicy honey cake.
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Level: Easy 
Total time: 60 mins.
Makes: 1 loaf or 7" round cake


Butter: 175gm
Sugar: 175gm
Self Raising Flour: 200gm
Ground Almond: 50gm (blend the almonds to fine powder)
Eggs: 3 large
Zest of lemon: 1 (optional)
Milk as required (approx 30ml or more)
Vanilla extract: few drops(optional)


Preheat your oven at 170c/150c fan/gas 3.Grease the loaf pan and line the paper.
Beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add egg one by one and Add vanilla extract and zest of 1 lemon.
Now beat in the flour and Ground Almond until you have a thick batter. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the batter is loose enough that it falls off a spoon.
Pour the batter in loaf pan and bake in middle rack for 50mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let it cool on cooling rack.Slice and enjoy with cup of tea.

Once batter poured in pan, make a little well in the middle of the pan.This will make cake to raise almost at the same level.

Try other tea time Savoury snacks
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Lauki ki Puri

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Wanna try....let set go....

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  1. I'm a cake person. This beautiful and aromatic cake is killing me ☺

  2. Perfect loaf for picnic with the golden crust....loving it

  3. Perfectly baked Nd mouthwatering!!! Lovely share dear

  4. WOW¡ Your cake preparations look really tempting! very well executed and I love the pictures.

  5. I love madeira cake... Looks so soft and tempting...

  6. Perfect one Nisa! Shall bake mine soon. Ground Almonds sounds great when there is a little fussy eater at home. ����

    1. yeah true pushpita...its best for fussy eater

  7. Awesome cake nisa!!! They looks so tempting!!

  8. A wonderful tea time cake,one of the first cakes I learnt to bake. Love the almond and lemon combination.

  9. That looks so moist and delicious!

  10. You are a cake expert Nisa. And this cake loaf with almond powder sounds great and looks yummy.

    1. thank you dee for the compliment...i am blushing

  11. This Madeira cake is looking really yum! Just wish I could eat off the screen! that good!

  12. Monginis used to sell this cake and I loved to eat... yours look so wow...


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