Everyone loves a classic yet simple recipe and what’s better than the retro favourite, Madeira cake!
Traditionally served with a glass of Madeira (a fortified wine), today this scrumptious cake, is best enjoyed with a relaxing cuppa, shared with family and friends.
Perfect for everyday baking and occasions, this buttery treat highlights the goodness of our premium natural ingredients, especially our amazing organic grass-fed butter.
- 180 grams Organic Times Salted Butter (softened at room temperature)
- 180 grams caster sugar
- 3 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- 1 medium sized lemon zest (finely grated )
- 255 grams plain all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp Organic Times Baking Powder
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed )
- Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºC). Line a 9” x 5“rectangle baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric stand mixer (if using), add softened butter and caster sugar. Beat on high for 1-2 minutes or until mixture turns light/pale yellow and fluffy in texture. Scraping down the sides as needed.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined.
- Beat through vanilla and lemon zest until just combined.
- Add flour and baking powder. Beat until just combined.
- Add lemon juice and beat until well combined and you have a thick smooth batter.
- Pour into lined pan and smooth out top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. The top should be slightly cracked and golden.
- Remove and cool in pan for 5 minutes.
- Carefully remove and turn out cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a mixing bowl, add softened butter and using an electric hand beater, beat butter for a few seconds until creamy.
- Gradually add icing sugar, alternating with lemon juice, beating well after each addition until creamy and fluffy.
- Once cake has cooled completely, spoon on frosting and spread over cake.
- Slice, serve and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container, in the pantry, for 3-4 days.
- Alternatively to step 1, if you have a non-stick pan, liberally grease it with melted butter and dust it with a light layer of flour. This will leave your finished loaf with smooth edges