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What you need:

Square Tin - 18cm / 7" 23cm / 9"
Round Tin 15cm / 6" 20cm / 8" 25cm / 10"
Odlums Self Raising Flour 175g / 6oz 350g / 12oz 575g / 1lb 4oz
Caster Sugar 125g / 4oz 275g / 10oz 500g / 1lb 2oz
Soft Margarine 125g / 4oz 275g / 10oz 500g / 1lb 2oz
Eggs 2 5 9
Milk 15ml / 1 tbsp 45ml / 3 tbsp 60ml / 4 tbsp
Baking Time (approx) 1-1½hrs 1½-1¾hrs 2-2¼hrs

 

How to:

  1. Line deep cake tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°C/Gas 2.
  3. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add all the other ingredients.
  4. Gently beat all the ingredients together, using a low setting on the mixer.
  5. When ingredients are combined, increase speed and beat for one minute.
  6. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking tin and smooth the top.
  7. Cook in the centre of oven. Test cake by lightly pressing the centre. If baked, it should spring back and the top should be golden brown. To be extra sure, insert a skewer or knife and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
  8. Leave in tin for about 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  9. When completely cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and store in a cool, dry place.


Variations

  • Add the rind of a lemon or an orange for a citrus flavour
  • For almond flavour, add a teaspoon of Goodall's Almond Essence
  • For vanilla flavour, add a teaspoon of Goodall's Vanilla Extract
  • Add 50g/2oz Shamrock Desiccated Coconut


Notes

  • This cake is really quick and easy to make and produces a cake that is firm and yet has a moist texture, ideal for slicing!
  • Perfect for icing and using as a layer in wedding or occasion cakes
madeira sponge cake

Madeira Sponge Cake

Category

Afternoon Tea

Cook Time

1-2¼hrs

What you need:

Square Tin - 18cm / 7" 23cm / 9"
Round Tin 15cm / 6" 20cm / 8" 25cm / 10"
Odlums Self Raising Flour 175g / 6oz 350g / 12oz 575g / 1lb 4oz
Caster Sugar 125g / 4oz 275g / 10oz 500g / 1lb 2oz
Soft Margarine 125g / 4oz 275g / 10oz 500g / 1lb 2oz
Eggs 2 5 9
Milk 15ml / 1 tbsp 45ml / 3 tbsp 60ml / 4 tbsp
Baking Time (approx) 1-1½hrs 1½-1¾hrs 2-2¼hrs

 

How to:

  1. Line deep cake tin with a double layer of greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°C/Gas 2.
  3. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add all the other ingredients.
  4. Gently beat all the ingredients together, using a low setting on the mixer.
  5. When ingredients are combined, increase speed and beat for one minute.
  6. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking tin and smooth the top.
  7. Cook in the centre of oven. Test cake by lightly pressing the centre. If baked, it should spring back and the top should be golden brown. To be extra sure, insert a skewer or knife and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
  8. Leave in tin for about 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  9. When completely cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and store in a cool, dry place.


Variations

  • Add the rind of a lemon or an orange for a citrus flavour
  • For almond flavour, add a teaspoon of Goodall's Almond Essence
  • For vanilla flavour, add a teaspoon of Goodall's Vanilla Extract
  • Add 50g/2oz Shamrock Desiccated Coconut


Notes

  • This cake is really quick and easy to make and produces a cake that is firm and yet has a moist texture, ideal for slicing!
  • Perfect for icing and using as a layer in wedding or occasion cakes
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