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Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

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Recipe for Delicious and Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

Yield: 1 loaf

Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake

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.


  • 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.
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup milk


Preheat oven to 160C / 320.

Use an electric mixer to beat together sugar and butter.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg.

Add half the self-raising flour, half plain flour, half milk.

Gently fold together until almost mixed.

Then add the rest of the flour and milk.

Fold mixture until it is combined.

Spoon mixture into a prepared loaf tin.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Use a toothpick and gently poke to check if it is done.



Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer and Serena

Nutrition Information


12 slices

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 288Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 88mgSodium 268mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 4g

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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.
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6 thoughts on “Easy Best Madeira Loaf Cake”

  1. 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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