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Squares of cake on a blue and white china plate Tried & Tested

Madeira cake

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This is a tried and trusted recipe perfect to decorate as you wish for any occasion.

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  • Serves:1
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we like Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Self-raising white flour (we like Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 30ml 1 fl oz Milk (whole)

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, 400°F, gas mark 6). Grease a 15cm/6in square cake tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the egg .

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold into the mix to make a soft mixture, add in the vanilla extract and gradually add the milk.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until springy to the touch. Leave to cool on a wire rack.