Butter Madeira Cake

READY IN: 2hrs 55mins
Recipe by Doreen Randal

This is a good stand by and easy mixed in a food processor

Top Review by Qu33nb33

This recipe is so easy and the cake was absolutely fabulous! I added an extra tablespoon of milk because the batter seemed a bit thick. I used a round cake tin and cooked it for an hour and ten minutes at 150C. It came out perfect. This is definitely one I'll be using often. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease lined tin with melted butter.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into processor and add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Run machine for 20 counts.
  4. Scrape down sides.
  5. Run machine for a further 30 counts.
  6. Transfer to prepared tin and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake at 160° C for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Leave in tin 15 minutes before turning onto a rack.
  8. VARIATIONS Seed cake = Add 2-3 tsp caraway seeds after scraping down the sides.
  9. Orange Cake = omit vanilla.
  10. Add 1 tsp orange peel.
  11. Lemon Cake = Add 1 tsp lemon peel.
  12. Chocolate Speckle Cake = Add 1 crushed Chocolate Flake Bar after scraping down sides.
  13. Raisin Cake = Add 3 oz raisins after scraping down sides.
  14. Spicy Cake = Add 2-3 tsp Mixed Spice with the other ingredients.

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