Madeira Cake with Almonds
Madeira Cake is a produce of the British kitchen which would traditionally be eaten together with a nice glass of Madeira wine, hence the name. This easy recipe will give you a classic Round Madeira Cake with a hint of lemon, that will go down very well in your high tea cake collection.
Some other of Gav’s Kitchen Cake Recipes
At the end of this blogpost you will find some links to some other cake recipes that are in some ways similar, and yet different. My moist lemon pound cake is also a lemony tasting cake, but a lot more so than this one as the sweetened lemon juice is absorbed into the cake at the end.
My butter sponge cake recipe is also a tasty light sponge cake but with more a vanilla taste than lemon and is raised with baking powder, rather than self-raising flour, as in this recipe.
And my Brazilian Banana Cake recipe is a bit heavier type of cake with the unmistakable taste of bananas.
Madeira cake in a Round or loaf tin?
Well really you can make this cake in a round or a loaf, it is up to you. These quantities were put into a 10 inch round cake tin, but would also fit into a loaf tin. I like to use the round cake tin as it gives you more options to cut the cake.
In this recipe, I used a mix of self-raising flour and a small amount of plain flour (which I needed to use up). The combination worked well and the self-raising flour made sure the cake rose sufficiently.
Almonds on a Madeira?
I added some almonds to the top of this round Madeira cake to give it some decoration, but also to add some taste. I love almonds and I think it is good to experiment with additions to cake.
Some people like to add cherries and other fruit to their Madeira cake to make them more interesting.
I happen to think that the recipe is good as it is. I hope you enjoy it too.
How long does a Madeira Cake last?
Well, I think this depends on your household. Sponge cake should be kept in an airtight box to keep it fresh. Some people say you can keep them for up to two weeks.
I like to think that you should be able to keep it for a while, if properly stored, but I have not been able to test it as it all gets eaten within a day in our house.
So given that simple fact, I would tend to make it just before I need it to ensure there is some left!
How to make a lemon Madeira cake