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Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake. This scrumptious orange syrup cake is the perfect simple bake to share with friends and family.

Madeira Cake


Serves 4–6


180g butter, at room temperature

¾ cup caster sugar

3 eggs

2¼ cups self-raising flour

1 large orange, finely grated rind and juice

1 cup sweet dessert wine (orange muscat)

½ cup caster sugar (extra)

3 oranges, thinly sliced



1 Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line a 20cm x 10cm (base) x 7cm (6 cup capacity) deep loaf pan with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and pale. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until well combined. Sift flour into cake mixture. Add orange rind and ½ cup juice to mixture. Gently stir with a large metal spoon until well combined. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

2 Bake for 1–1¼ hours or until cooked through when tested in the centre with a skewer. Stand for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

3 To make poached orange slices, combine wine and sugar (extra) in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Add orange slices and simmer for 2 minutes. Allow to cool.

4 Serve Madeira cake with poached orange slices and syrup.

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