Nigella Madeira Cake

Nigella Madeira Cake

Nigella’s Madeira Cake is a citrus-infused pleasure consisting of butter, caster sugar, lemon zest, and eggs and is baked to perfection in one hour for a luscious, lemony delicacy.

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🤎 Why You’ll Love This Madeira Cake Recipe:

  • Rich & Buttery: Indulge in a decadent blend of butter and caster sugar.
  • Zesty Citrus Twist: Lemony freshness from grated zest and juice.
  • Fluffy Perfection: A tender crumb with the right mix of flour.
  • Easy Baking: Simple steps for both new and seasoned bakers.

❓ What Is Nigella’s Madeira Cake Recipe?

The Madeira Cake from Nigella Lawson is a delightful dessert that combines eggs, caster sugar, lemon zest, and softened butter for a moist sweet treat.

Nigella Madeira Cake
Nigella Madeira Cake

🥚 Nigella Madeira Cake Ingredients

  • 240 grams of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 200 grams caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 210 grams of self-raising flour
  • 90 grams of plain flour

🍞 How To Make Nigella Madeira Cake

  1. Bring the oven temperature up to 170/150°C (Fan) or gas mark 3/325°F.
  2. Prepare a 23 x 13 x 7 cm (9 x 5 x 3 in) loaf pan by buttering and lining it.
  3. Incorporate the zest of the lemon into the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Slowly incorporate the eggs, whisking in a tablespoon of flour after each addition.
  5. Add the remaining flour and lemon juice, mixing gently after each addition.
  6. Toss in 2 tablespoons of caster sugar right before baking, and bake for an hour, or until a cake tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool inside the tin before removing.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Softened Butter: Ensure butter is properly softened.
  • Fresh Zest: Use freshly grated lemon zest.
  • Gentle Mix: Incorporate ingredients gently.
  • Cooling: Let the cake cool in the tin.
  • Check Doneness: Use a tester for precise baking.
Nigella Madeira Cake
Nigella Madeira Cake

🍨 What Pairs Nicely With Madeira Cake?

Excellent accompaniments to a slice of Madeira cake include fresh berries, whipped cream, ice cream, fruit compote, caramel sauce, almond brittle, a cup of coffee or tea, and lemon curd.

🎚 How To Store Leftovers Madeira Cake?

  • At Room Temperature: Leftover Madeira cake can be kept for up to 4 days in a cake keeper or wrapped in plastic wrap.
  • In The Fridge: Preserve leftover Madeira cake in the fridge for up to a week in a sealed tightly container.
  • In The Freezer: You may freeze leftover Madeira cake for up to a month after carefully wrapping it in plastic wrap and placing it in a freezer-safe container. Allow to defrost in the fridge before eating.

🥵 How To Reheat Leftovers Madeira Cake?

  • Oven: adjust the oven’s temperature to 250°F then lay Madeira cake slices in a baking dish and heat for about 8 to 15 minutes until warm.
  • Microwave: Assemble Madeira cake slices microwave-safe plate and heat in 15- to 30-second intervals over medium heat until warmed.

FAQs

What is the difference between a Madeira cake and a Victoria sponge?

Madeira cake has a denser texture due to its higher flour content, while a Victoria sponge is lighter and fluffier.

Why is my Madeira cake so dry?

Your Madeira cake turned dry as it was baked slightly too long, causing moisture loss and resulting in a drier texture.

Why does Madeira’s cake have a crack?

A crack on your Madeira’s cake occurs when the top sets too quickly during baking, creating tension and resulting in a visible crack.

How do I know if my Madeira cake is cooked?

Check Madeira cake doneness by inserting a toothpick or paring knife into the center; if it comes out clean, the crumb has set.

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Nigella Madeira Cake Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 110
  • Total Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0.3g
  • Cholesterol 39mg
  • Sodium 237mg
  • Potassium 37.6mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 23g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 2.1g

Nigella Madeira Cake

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time:1 hour Rest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 15 minutesServings:8-10 servingsCalories:110 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

Nigella’s Madeira Cake is a citrus-infused pleasure consisting of butter, caster sugar, lemon zest, and eggs and is baked to perfection in one hour for a luscious, lemony delicacy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring the oven temperature up to 170/150°C (Fan) or gas mark 3/325°F.
  2. Prepare a 23 x 13 x 7 cm (9 x 5 x 3 in) loaf pan by buttering and lining it.
  3. Incorporate the zest of the lemon into the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Slowly incorporate the eggs, whisking in a tablespoon of flour after each addition.
  5. Add the remaining flour and lemon juice, mixing gently after each addition.
  6. Toss in 2 tablespoons of caster sugar right before baking, and bake for an hour, or until a cake tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool inside the tin before removing.

Notes

  • Softened Butter: Ensure butter is properly softened.
    Fresh Zest: Use freshly grated lemon zest.
    Gentle Mix: Incorporate ingredients gently.
    Cooling: Let the cake cool in the tin.
    Check Doneness: Use a tester for precise baking.
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