Classic Madeira Cake Yum Classic Madeira Cake Print recipe Print with main photo Print text only Serves 12 slices Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 1 hour, 15 minutes Total time 1 hour, 35 minutes Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat Dietary Vegetarian Meal type Dessert, Snack Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Easter, Formal Party, Valentines day Region British By author Karen Burns-Booth An old family recipe for a traditional British Madeira Cake, which is the perfect cake for afternoon tea, or when taken with a glass of Madeira. Ingredients 150g butter, softened 150g caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs, beaten 115g self-raising flour 115g plain flour A little milk to mix 3 thin slivers of whole candied peel Note An old family recipe for a traditional British Madeira Cake, which is the perfect cake for afternoon tea, or when taken with a glass of Madeira. Directions Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 and grease and line an 18cm (7”) round, loose bottomed cake tin with butter and baking paper. Step 2 Cream the butter and sugar together with the vanilla extract until light and fluffy, and then gradually add the eggs and a spoonful of flour, beating well between each addition. Step 3 Add the remaining flour and a little milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Step 4 Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1 ¼ hours, placing the peel on top of the cake after the first ½ hour of baking. Step 5 Allow to cool on the tin for a few minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely. Step 6 Serve in slices with a glass of Madeira.