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55Total Time
25Prep Time
30Bake Time

Madeira cake

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About the bake

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

55Total Time
25Prep Time
30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until springy to the touch. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


    • 150g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range) (beaten)
    • 0.5 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 175g Self-raising white flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 30ml Milk (whole)

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