Madeira Loaf Cake
My three year old wanted to bake a cake this morning, this is what we came up with! I am not normally a fan of sweet stuff, but this was just gorg! Perfectly moist, permeated with lemon and almond flavours, a perfect wee afternoon tea!
175g Butter softened, plus a bit extra for greasing
175g Golden Caster Sugar
3 Large Eggs
Grated Zest 1 Lemon
Few Drops Vanilla Extract
200g Self-raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
50g Ground Almonds
1 tbsp Milk
Heat oven to 170c. Butter and line the base and two short sides of a 900g loaf tin with grease proof paper. Leave a bit longer at the sides to make it easy to life out
In a large baking bowl, add the butter and caster sugar. With an electric whisk, beat until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Add the zest and vanilla.
Now sift in the flour and almonds, beat in gently.
Add the milk and beat again until combined.
Tip the batter into a tin and smooth over the top.
Bake for 55 mins- 1 hr until skewer inserted comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 mins.
Peel away paper and leave on a rack to cool completely before serving.
Enjoy with a nice strong cup of tea! 🍰☕️