Plain Madeira cake


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

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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Reviews (21)


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

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