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Lemon Madeira Cake with Raspberries Recipe

This Lemon Madeira cake with raspberries turned out to be the perfect choice for a travelling birthday cake. It needed to make it safely from Shropshire to South Devon during the recent heatwave we experienced. I felt a standard sandwich cake with butter cream would not fair well in the heat. I tweaked a standard Madeira recipe to include lemon zest and juice, topped with lemon curd and fresh raspberries.
Lemon madeira cake Recipe with Raspberries
Lemon Madeira Cake Recipe with Raspberries
Lemon madeira cake Recipe with Raspberries
A slice of Lemon Madeira Cake topped with Raspberries

Lemon Madeira Cake Recipe

9inch round cake tin, greased and lined
oven temp 160 degrees C 

200g softened butter or baking margarine
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
150g plain flour
50g self raising flour
zest of two lemons
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

juice of two large lemons
150g icing sugar 

lemon curd
two large punnets of raspberries

  • Beat together the butter and caster sugar, until light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs in gradually and beat until combined. 
  • Add the flour and combine gently, then stir in the lemon zest and juice.
  • Pour into the cake tin.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes 160 degrees C. 

Whilst the cake is baking in the oven mix together the lemon juice with the icing sugar, you can warm the lemon juice in the microwave first if you prefer. 

Once the cake is out of the oven, use a skewer to stab the top of the cake then drizzle the lemon syrup over the top.  I chose not to use all of my lemon syrup as I did not want the cake to be too sticky because of transporting it. Once the cake has cooled carefully take out of the tin, my tin had a loose bottom so it easily came out and I also removed it before it had cooled fully - naughty of me I know.

Once I arrived at Devon I topped the cake with lemon curd and raspberries - simple and effective. Oh and did I mention it was also very tasty!

Lemon madeira cake Recipe with Raspberries afternoon tea ideas
Lemon Madeira Cake Recipe
Lemon madeira cake Recipe with Raspberries afternoon tea ideas

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  1. I haven't had madeira cake for years! This looks amazing :)

  2. I love the way you have decorated this maderia, so much better than the bog standard. I love that you didnt even cover the sides with newspaper and still ended up with an even cake! Wish i was capable of this...

  3. I've got to try this - raspberries are one of my favourite fruits but I don't tend to cook with them much as I don't have too many recipes! They look like they'd go perfectly with this cake :) x

  4. Sounds delish! Lovely blend of flavours. Yum.


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