Wednesday, September 12

Madeira Cake!!!

Madeira cake is a sponge cake in traditional English cookery. The Madeira Cake has a firm yet light texture, eaten with tea or rarely for breakfast and is traditionally flavoured with lemon. Dating back to an original recipe in the 18th century or 19th century, it is not unlike a simple pound cake or yellow cake. The Madeira Cake is sometimes mistakenly thought to originate from the Madeira Islands; however, that is not the case as it was instead named after the Madeira wine, which was popular in England at the time and was often served with the cake. Nowadays, it is often served with tea or liqueurs. (Source from wikipedia)


Ingredient's
Softened Unsalted Butter - 1 cup
Fine Grain Sugar - 3/4 cup (plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling)
Lemon - 1 (Grated Zest and Juice)
Eggs - 3 large
Self Rising Flour - 1 and 1/3 cup
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
9 x 5-inch Loaf Pan - Buttered and Lined


Cooking Method
Get all the ingredients at room temperature before starting. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Sift the self rising flour, all purpose flour and baking powder, together, Thrice and keep aside. Cream the butter and 3/4 cup sugar using an electric beater. Once they are well creamed, grate in the zest of the lemon. Beat well till it is combined.


Add the eggs one at a time with a tablespoon of flour for each. Beat well after each addition. Once all the 3 eggs are in, and the mixture is well beaten, gently FOLD IN, with a wooden spoon, the rest of the flour in small batches. Finally put in the juice of the lemon. Mix well with the spoon and pour the batter into the prepared tin. Sprinkle the top with sugar as it goes into the oven.


Bake for 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean (mine got done in just under 50 minutes. I suggest you check after 45 minutes to prevent any burns. Remove the tin to a wire rack and let cool in the pan before turning out.


20 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

It looks beautifully golden and delish.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

delicious delight...

Now Serving said...

simply beautiful and truly "intoxicating" :)

Priya said...

Can i get some few slices rite now;(

divya said...

tht's looks so tempting ...yum

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... cake looks fantastic... thanks for sharing the recipe...

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Angie's Recipes
Thanks dear...

Rumana Ambrin said...

@srividhya Ravikumar
Thanks dear..

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Now Serving
Thanks dear...

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Priya
Yeah sure u can get it, if possible:)

Rumana Ambrin said...

@divya
Thanks divya...

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Amina Khaleel
Thanks dear...

tamilsasikitchen said...

Yummy cake....First time to ur space..You have a wonerful recipe collection...Happy to follow you...Visit mine if ur time permits....

Rumana Ambrin said...

@tamilsasikitchen
Thanks alot dear.. surely will visit:)

Authentic Vegetarian Recipes said...

The cake looks super. Can I pop round to have a slice with tea please.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious cake.

Vandana Rajesh said...

wow, the cake looks beautiful and with readily available ingredients this is definitely one to try. This looks similar in texture to a pound cake.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I sure wouldn't mind a slice of your Madeira cake now with my tea :)

CS said...

Looks yummy.

Rumana Ambrin said...

@CS
Thanks alot..

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