Saturday, July 18, 2009

Flop-proof Madeira Cake

Now, this recipe is such a winner for many reasons; firstly, it's so easy, you just add all the ingredients and mix them together on high speed, and Voila! Secondly, it's flop-proof and bakes beautifully every time. It's also a great hit with kids because of the above mentioned reasons! And lastly is also a great recipe for cupcakes.

Flop-Proof Madeira Cake

Ingredients:
125g Butter or Margarine
200g/400ml Cake flour
200ml Sugar
10ml tsp Baking powder
2 Eggs
125ml Milk
7ml Vanilla essence
1ml Salt
Icing sugar for dusting
Optional Variation: 125ml Coconut and Almond essence

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 170* and grease a loaf tin or a ring form, or line your muffin tray with paper cups.
2. Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat on high for 5 minutes.
3. Spoon the batter into the tin (if making a loaf, hollow the center as it rises a lot).
4. Bake for 40 minutes (or 20 minutes if making cup cakes)
5. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the tin.
6. Dust with icing sugar, and Voila!

Makes: 1 Cake or 18 Cup cakes
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