Sunday, 10 March 2013

Decorated madeira cake

Madeira cake is a good type of cake to make if you want something strong, that will not crumble if you carve it or decorate it. This is the reason I chose to make a madeira cake, as I made one square base, and I wanted to carve another cake into a heart shape to place on top. I have placed the recipe for the madeira cake below (not what was used for decoration, as this will vary depending on what you want - although feel free to ask if you are interested). I have also written the recipe to make one small madeira cake (18cm cake tin)

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 5-6 people
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Baking time: 45 - 55 mins
What you will need:

175g unsalted butter, at room temp
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour, sifted
zest of 1 lemon

How to make:

1) Using an electric whisk, cream together the butter and sugar on high speed for around 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy

2) Add the eggs one at a time, whisking in between to ensure they become well incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and whisk for around 2 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface

3) Add the sifted flour and the lemon zest, then fold them in using a metal spoon until smooth

4) Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined (with baking paper) 18cm cake tin, and bake on 180 degrees Celsius for 45-55 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave the cake in the tin for a few minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely

Enjoyed making this cake, and most importantly, decorating it. You can tell I am only a beginner, still have a lot to learn. Also the pictures were taken during the day, hence lighting is quite bright. Enjoy :)


  1. Awwwww Wooow!! MashAllah its AMAZING!! It looks soooo neat and perfect!! <3 Well done sis! :)

    1. Thank you so much sis! Far from perfect, but alhamdulilah learnt a lot for next time :D

  2. MashaAllah, it's really beautiful and it looks great!

    1. Thank you dear sis! Very kind of you. Alhamdulilah it was fun making it too :)

  3. This is such a lovely cake mashAllah. I'm sure all the love and care that went into making it, just made eating it so much more pleasurable. Wish you, your mum and all your family good health and happiness always iA.

    1. Thank you so much Aman, same for you and your family too :D Alhamdulilah really did enjoy this cake, making it and tasting it :D