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Madeira Cake

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
2 cups flour
grated rind of one lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 strips of candied citron peel

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then sift in the flour.

Fold in with the lemon rind and juice.

Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 6 inch round deep cake pan (9x5-inch loaf pan is fine).

Sprinkle a little extra sugar over the top and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Place the citron peel on top and continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool before serving.

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When my husband and I were first married I use to make this cake a lot. It was from one of my first cookbooks I purchased in England where we were married. The cookbook is now falling apart, but the recipes are still intact. This was one of his favorite cakes to have with tea.

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