|Cherry Madeira Cake|
Cherry Madeira Cake
The Madeira Cake is a sponge cake in traditional English cooking. It is often served with tea. It has a firm yet light texture. It was first created in the 1800s with a rich, buttery texture. It is named after its island of creation, Madeira, Portugal.
Here are the ingredients for a basic Madeira cake
- 8oz/200g Self-Raising Flour
- 6oz/150g Caster Sugar
- 4oz/100g Margarine or Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk (more if required)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 150g Chocolate Chips (for Chocolate Chip Madeira Cake)
- 150g Cherries (for Cherry Madeira Cake)
- 200g Icing Sugar (for icing)
- ?ml Water (for icing)
- 150g Butter (for butter icing)
- 1 teaspoon flavouring/ food colouring (for icing)
- An Oven
- 1 Big Bowl
- Electric Mixer with 1 or 2 Whisks
- Cake Tin(s)
- Various pieces of cutlery e.g Knives, Spoons etc.
- Weighing Scales
- Cooling Tray
- Get all the ingredients and equipment out. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Start by weighing out the flour and sieving it into the bowl. Next measure out the sugar and margarine and add to bowl.
- Add the 2 eggs.
- Plug in electric mixture and start mixing until the eggs have disappeared. Now add the milk.
- Start mixing again. Keep mixing until there are no lumps or bumps and it is a yellowish, creamy texture.
- Divide the mixture equally into the cake tin(s). Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes in the oven.
- After it is cooked, allow to cool on cooling tray.
- When cool, make icing mixture and ice the cake if you want. After this let it dry and dig in! YUM!