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Madeira Cake

A madeira cake is a simple and easy bake that can be customised for many different tastes and occasions.


  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 185g plain flour
  • 60g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp milk

Step 1

Using a stand or hand mixer, whip butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Slowly add eggs slowly until mixed well.

Step 3

Add a little of the flour to the mixer, then transfer to a large mixing bowl and fold in the rest of the flour with the milk.

Step 4

Transfer to an 8” square lined baking tin and bake at 140°C/280°F/Gas Mark 1 for 1 hour 25 minutes or until golden and springy on top.

Step 5

Allow to cool overnight.

Judith Bond is a professional cake lover, enthusiastic photographer, passionate blogger, happy wife, dachshund mum, and lifelong North Walian.