About this recipe:Looking for a way to spruce up a plain Madeira cake? Look no further than this recipe which adds creamy chocolate chips for an extra yum factor!
Makes: 1 chocolate chip Madeira cake
175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
175g caster sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 large eggs
220g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g chocolate chips
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr10min
Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Sift in the flour then add the baking powder and mix well. Finally toss the chocolate chips in a little flour (this helps to ensure that they don't sink to the bottom) then shake off any excess flour and fold into the cake mixture. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top.
Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully in the tin before removing and slicing.
Avoid opening the oven door to check on the cake until at least 45 minutes is up, this will help to prevent the cake sinking in the middle.