I love Madeira Cake so found this Madeira cake recipe as I hadn’t eaten any in ages and can’t have the store bought one because of all the butter in it. Also since I have been cooking almost everything I eat I prefer home made at least it doesn’t have any chemicals in it I don’t know about and it is much healthier for me.
So I found this Madeira Cake recipe and changed it around a bit. I like to use Meadow Lea margarine because it uses vegetable oils and has very little milk solids in it.
175gm Meadow Lea margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups plain flour sifted
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon rind. In a separate bowl beat eggs until thick. Stir in sifted flour and baking powder together. Add into creamed mixture alternating with the eggs. Stir to mix.
Squeeze in by hand juice of half a lemon, make sure to catch pips before they fall in, which basically means not too much lemon juice. Spoon mixture into a medium sized loaf pan greased and lined with baking paper.
Bake at 180 for 30 minutes or till cake springs back when lightly touched. Leave in tin for a few minutes then pull out loaf with baking paper and leave to cool on cooling rack.
1 1/2 cups (230g) icing sugar mixture, sifted
1 tbs lemon juice
Mix all ingredients until you get the desired consistently you prefer for icing. I like a thick icing so I put enough water until this is achieved.
Then enjoy a slice with a lovely cup of tea.