Vanilla Madeira cake

    Vanilla Madeira cake

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    1hr30min


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    About this recipe: This Madeira cake has a firm crust but a light and moist inside with a generous hint of vanilla.

    shannonecody Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 175g butter, softened
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 225g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease and line a large round cake tin with baking parchment.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, being sure to beat well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    3. Sift in the flour and baking powder. Ensure that the mixture is stirred properly. Carefully spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top with the back of the spoon.
    4. Bake in the very centre of the oven for roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow an extra 15 minutes if you would prefer a more golden brown finish.
    5. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for around 30 to 45 minutes before attempting to remove it from the tin. Then, remove the cake and place it on a wire rack to cool.

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    Reviews (9)

    lucylue101
    13

    I AM JUST TRYING THIS RECIPE NOW...IT IS IN THE OVEN AND SO WILL SHOW YOU ALL A PICTURE OF IT WHEN IT IS COOKED...I AM ALSO COOKING ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CAKE FOR MY CARER TOO...♥ HERE YOU GO...PICTURES INCLUDED AND THANK YOU IT CAME OUT SMASHING...X JUST COOKED IT AGAIN AND DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE SAUCE OVER IT...THE PICTURE IS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE BEFORE THE RECIPE - 18 Dec 2014

    3

    Came out beautifully, made it gluten free but still worked so big thumbs up! - 16 Jun 2015

    2

    This is a lovely recipe, I made it with gluten free flour aswell and it turned out delicious, will be making it often! Thanks for sharing! - 01 Jul 2015

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