Thursday, 12 May 2016

A tasty classic : Cherry madeira cake

Madeira cake may often go overlooked, it may be a simple cake but it's rich, buttery taste certainly makes for a delicious slice of cake, add in some glace cherries and you've got an even tastier cake. A surprisingly simple, yet incredibly delicious bake.

  125g butter
  125g caster sugar
  2 eggs
  125g plain flour
  1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  100g glace cherries
  1 & 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Pre heat oven to 190c/170c fan/gas mark 5 and grease a small loaf tin (for this I used the 10cm Jane Asher loaf tin from Poundland which is a bit smaller than my usual loaf tin).

Mix together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add in the eggs one at a time and beat well.

Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture until combined.

Chop the cherries in half then dust with flour, then fold them into the mixture along with the lemon juice.

Spoon into the tin then bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Recipe adapted and downsized from: