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How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake
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Madeira cake is one of the most traditional and simple cakes that exist, despite this it is a perfect choice for any occasion, from afternoon tea or a special meal, to even a treat to sweeten our daily life. At OneHowTo we know this all too well, so we show you step by step how to make the perfect Madeira cake to enjoy with your loved ones.

Between 30 & 45 minutes low difficulty


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Steps to follow:


To make the perfect Madeira cake you should begin by preheating the oven. Then mix the butter or margarine with the sugar using a mixer or a whisk and stir until it's creamy.

How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake - Step 1

Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Stir continuously to ensure that you will have a moist and delicious vanilla Madeira cake.


Sift the flour to avoid lumps. Add the salt and baking powder. After having mixed the flour, salt and baking powder slowly together, add the milk. Whisk gently to mix all the ingredients together and your vanilla Madeira dough will be ready.

How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake - Step 3

Take a pan, grease it with butter and flour to prevent the cake from sticking and then add the dough. Put into the oven at 180°C (356°F) for at least 30 minutes. After this time, check if the cake has fully baked. The best way to do this is to stick a knife into it, if it comes out dry then take the cake out of the oven.

How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake - Step 4

Take the cake out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan. All done! By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a delicious and perfect Madeira cake.

As a topping you have several options. The most classic for a Madeira cake is to cover it with fondant icing. It's easy to make our own at home with our recipe on how to make fondant using marshmallows.


However, you can also jump on the nude cake trend and cut the Madeira cake in half to fill it with some delicious frosting. You can also cover the top with frosting too, leaving the Madeira cake layers on show. Take a look at how to make vanilla, chocolate or strawberry frosting so you can choose the flavor you prefer!

How Make the Perfect Madeira Cake - Step 6

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