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Madeira Cake
My Mother-In-Laws Madeira Cake
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Madeira Cake
Ingredients

1 cup butter
cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 large eggs
1 cups self-rising cake flour
cup all-purpose flour
small loaf pan



My Mother-In-Laws Madeira Cake

A Recipe From How to be a Domestic Goddess, by Nigella Lawson



I dont know if I ever ate Madeira cake as a child -- I suspect not - but just the sight of this golden-yellow loaf with its long crack down the middle makes me feel curiously nostalgic. This recipe, given to me by my mother-in-law Carrie, is the best of any version Ive tried. Its just one of those plain cakes you think you cant see the point of, but once you start slicing and eating it, you know.

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter your loaf pan. Cream the butter and sugar, and add the lemon zest. Add the eggs one at a time with a tablespoon of the flour (the two kinds mixed together) for each. Then gently mix the rest of the flour and, finally, the lemon juice.

Sprinkle with sugar (about 2 tablespoons should do it) as it goes into the oven, and bake for 1 hour or until a cake-tester comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool in the pan before turning out.

How to Be a Domestic Goddess Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
By Nigella Lawson
November 2001
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