Plain Madeira cake

    55 min

    A plain madeira sponge cake made with simple ingredients. You can never go wrong with this Madeira cake.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 110g (4 oz) butter or margarine
    • 110g (4 oz) caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 2 eggs
    • 175g (6 oz) self raising flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
    2. Add in syrup and eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
    3. Sift the flour and baking powder and fold into mixture. Add in vanilla.
    4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4, until risen and golden brown.

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    Tried this twice now and both times it sunk in the middle, any idea where I'm going wrong ??  -  27 Mar 2013


    Lovely flavour. However, I made this as per the receipe and then made the next one with the 'all in one' method. This is how I make most of my cakes. It was much better and certainly quicker. It will be my standby cake.  -  18 Jul 2011


    Made this cake today but cooked it for 45mins instead of the 30mins came out perfect  -  01 Sep 2013