Madeira Cake

madeira cake A quick, traditional cake that always goes down well!  This recipe can be doubled (or tripled) and baked in a round or square pan.

Madeira Cake

225g butter
3/4 cup sugar
Grated zest and juice of one lemon
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder

Lemon Glaze
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180C and grease an 8″ loaf pan.

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add lemon zest.

Add eggs, one at time, beating well between each.

Mix in the flour and baking powder until combined, lastly add the lemon juice.

For the icing:

Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice until you have a paste.  Spread over the cake once cooled.

Alternative:  If you don’t want the icing, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp before putting in the oven for a crunchy top.

Serving suggestion:  cut a thick slice of (uniced) madeira cake.  Pan fry in butter on both sides and serve with fruit and ice cream!

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