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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Madeira Cake Just like Mother Used to Make

This delicious cake, will leave you wanting more than just one slice, easy to make, with butter, sugar, flour, eggs, lemon rind and topped with candied peel. This cake didn't last long in our house.

Madeira Cake image


Ingredients-  serves 8-10

. 6 oz. butter
. 5 oz. castor sugar
. 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind ( use un-waxed ones or wash skin well )
. 3 large eggs
. 8 oz flour
. 2 tsps baking powder
. candied peel to decorate

Method

. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
. Beat in the lemon rind, then the eggs.
. Sift the flour and baking powder together, then fold them into the butter mixture.

. Line an 7 inch cake tin with a double thickness of greased grease proof paper.
. Spoon the batter into the tin and put into the oven preheated to moderate (180*C / 350*F or Gas Mark 4)
. Bake for 45 minutes.
. Decorate the top of the cake with the candied peel, return to the oven and bake for a further 20 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.