Madeira Cake

00h 10
01h 20

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

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

Ingredients and Method


  • 250g Unsalted Butter
  • 250g Caster Sugar
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 185g Plain Flour
  • 60g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 tbsp Milk


  1. Using a hand mixer, whip butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add eggs slowly until mixed well.
  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.
  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.
  5. Allow to cool overnight.