This classic madeira cake recipe is great for making delicious sponges for birthday and occasion cakes.

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You will need
6" Round Cake Tin (800823)
200g Caster sugar (06843003)
200g Margarine
200g Self Raising Flour (06843006)
50g Plain flour (06843008)
4 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla (54385)
Optional Extras:
Alternative flavourings


Step 1

Pre­heat oven to 160ºC and line 6”cake tin with baking parchment.

Step 2

Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fuffly.

Add the flour, eggs and vanilla flavouring and beat together until smooth.

Step 3

Place into tin and smooth the top. Bake for approx. 1 hour (make sure the cake is baked fully by inserting a skewer and making sure it is clean) remove from oven, and cool on a wire cooling rack

Wrap in greaseproof paper until required.

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