This Madeira cake has a firm crust but a light and moist inside with a generous hint of vanilla.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and line a round cake pan with parchment paper.

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  • Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir vanilla extract into creamed butter mixture.

  • Sift flour and baking powder into creamed butter mixture and stir until batter is well mixed. Spoon batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • Cool cake in the cake pan for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Bake for an extra 15 minutes if you would prefer a more golden brown finish.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 115.5mg; sodium 240.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2018
added cinnamon Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2018
1 hour 15 minutes is waaaaaaay too long to bake this cake. I got nervous and pulled the plug at 1 hour and it was rock hard and completely inedible. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2018
added cinnamon Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2017
Good results.I would make it again. I made a small change by using berry sugar instead of regular sugar Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/19/2018
1 hour 15 minutes is waaaaaaay too long to bake this cake. I got nervous and pulled the plug at 1 hour and it was rock hard and completely inedible. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2018
1h15 was too long for the bake. Mine was done after 45min and even then was a little overbaked. Nice light recipe. Next time I d add some citrus and replace the vanilla. A lovely light cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
works great. made a larger size and it worked great Read More