Baking a Madeira Cake

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Skill Level: Beginner
HD Lessons: 3
Decoration Time: 2 hrs

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This recipe is for a 6″ Round cake baked to a depth of 3″or just under. Baked in an Invicta cake tin 4″ deep.

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175g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
175g self-raising flour
80g plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Electric mixer
Measuring scales
Plastic spatula
Measuring jug
Measuring spoon (teaspoon)
1 x 6” round, deep cake tin
Baking parchment or greaseproof paper
Old newspaper or brown paper
Oven thermometer
Baking sheet
Ovenproof bowl filled with water
Oven gloves
Wire cooling tray

Award winning baker Mrs Jones is here to teach us how to bake a wonderful Madeira cake. Baking the perfect Madeira cake can be quite tricky but Mrs Jones will show you how to bake it stress-free and get it right every time.

Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Taught by her Mum to bake, many of you will recognise Mrs Jones as our expert baker. She is also an accomplished cake decorator. As a former nurse and midwife, Sheila has turned her passion for creating delicious, elegant, bespoke cakes into a very successful business. Over the years, Sheila's baking skills have been consolidated by achieving a professional diploma of PME Masterclass Certificates in Sugarcraft, Sugar Flowers Royal Icing and Piping, and she has worked with the very best of cake decorators in the country. She is Chair of the Glasgow Branch for the British Sugarcraft Guild, a member of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and a founding member of the Glasgow Baking Club. You will all recognise her as the baking expert on our online tutorials. It was one of her students who said that 'Mrs Jones' kitchen is where we bake, learn, laugh and indulge'.
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