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Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

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Don’t miss out on this scrumptious experience! Bake your Madeira Loaf Cake today and enjoy a slice (or two!) of pure bliss. Share it with your friends and family or savor it all by yourself – either way, you won’t be disappointed.

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Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

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Are you craving a delicious, moist, and richly flavored dessert? Look no further! Our Madeira Loaf Cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Made from high-quality ingredients and baked to perfection, this classic cake will transport your taste buds to a world of heavenly delight.

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  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy


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  • 225 g butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 tsp finely grated orange rind,
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour.
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160C / 320F.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat together sugar and butter.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg.
  4. Add half the self-raising flour, half the plain flour, and half the milk.
  5. Gently fold them together until almost mixed.
  6. Then add the rest of the flour and milk.
  7. Fold the mixture until it is combined.
  8. Spoon the mixture into a prepared loaf tin.
  9. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
  10. Use a toothpick and gently poke to check if it is done.
  11. Enjoy


Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer and Serena


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 288
  • Sugar: 17
  • Sodium: 268
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 88

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Elevate Your Teatime with These Scrumptious Madeira Loaf Cake Creations

Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake. The cake has a firm yet light texture. and enjoyed with tea and traditionally flavored with lemon, and is similar to a pound cake or yellow cake.

Read the full story behind Madeira cake

Did you know that the Madeira Loaf Originated in England?

The cake originated in England around the 1800s. Lemon curd, which is sometimes used to top Madeira cake. Though the name has led some to believe that this cake has origins in the Portuguese islands, it is actually named for the wine it often accompanies.

What Flavour is Madeira cake?

A Madeira cake is traditionally flavored with lemon — all the better to cut through the sweet stickiness of the Madeira wine — and is sometimes topped with a large piece of candied lemon.

You will also find various other equally tasty and delicious Madeira cake recipes on the blog for you to try out!

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12 thoughts on “Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake”

  1. Traditional Madeira cake from Portugal is a heavy fruit sugar cane cake – opposite to the light sponge cake known as Madeira cake although they do like their sponge cakes on Madeira so perhaps it is named after the sponge cakes made there 😊 Nevertheless I love both types of cake and will try this recipe 😊

    • Hi Linda. Thanks for the background on traditional Madeira cake from Portugal. I love to learn all these bits and pieces of information from around the world. Hope you will enjoy this one.

  2. You are so welcome, and I will. I got a response already from my friend who bakes and she said she had been thinking about making a pound cake today. I made the cupcake suggestion in my FB post, so I will check with her later and see if she tried it. She frequently posts pictures of meals, including deserts that she makes for her family. M

    • Michele, I have not made it as a cupcake as yet, but I can not see why it will not work. When you do make cupcakes, please update us on the outcome, as it’s always good to add additional information on such a post especially once tried and tweaked. Thanks for sharing on FB, much appreciated.


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