Lemony Madeira Cake


In the spirit of The Great British Bake Off I thought I would share my Lemony Madeira Cake

There is something so simple and satisfying about Madeira Cake. It is a joy to make.  Please note the required crack down the top.  Mary and Paul would be pleased 🙂

Wonderful to share, this is one of The Mans favourite cakes I bake.

Life is to short not to eat cake 🙂 However being mindful of what you eat, balance and moderation is good.

Makes 12 Slices

Macros per slice:

Calories 339.5, Protein 2.5g, Fat 17.67g, Carbs 42.33 and Fiber 0.92g

Ingredients for cake:

  • 250g of Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Unwaxed Lemons
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 90g Plain Flour
  • 210g Self Raising Flour

Ingredients for glaze:

  • 75g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Juice of 2 Lemons

You will need:

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Zester
  • Juicer
  • Scales
  • Greased Loaf Tin
  • Pre Heated Oven 170C Conventional 150C Fan
  • Cooling Rack
  • Skewer
  • Cream your butter and sugar together until well combined

  • Add lemon zest and juice

    Mix in well

  • Beat in your 3 eggs

  • Add plain flour and mix in well

  • Then add self raising flour

  • Mix in well until a smooth texture

    Add to your prepared bake tin and bake in oven on the middle shelf for 50 – 55 minutes


  • It should be golden with a crack on top and be shrinking from the sides

    Leave to cool for 15 minutes

  • Prick with a skewer all over

  • Mix your lemon and sugar glaze together

  • Pour this evenly all over the cake and leave for at least an hour

  • Serve, share and enjoy

    This keeps well in an airtight container for 3 days


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