Plain Madeira Cake

Plain Madeira Cake Recipe

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I enjoy this plain Madeira cake so much that I tend to overindulge sometimes! I especially like to make it when I have guests over, and they compliment it every time. This recipe is great as it is but it can also be used as a base for other flavors too.

Plain Madeira Cake

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 35 minutesTotal time: 55 minutesYields:1 loaf



  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Add in the syrup and eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Add in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a loaf pan and bake for 35 – 45 minutes at 350°F/180°C/Gas 4, until risen and golden brown.


  • To stop the mixture from curdling, add a tablespoon of flour as you add each egg.

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