Madeira Cake – Cooking with kids 23



Hello everyone.  We are up to L with our A-Z of cooking with kids ingredients and this week it is Lemons.  Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, but for kids it can be something of an acquired taste.  This simple, and delicious Madeira Cake using lemon zest to give a hint of lemon flavor and it is a great cake to cook with kids as it is pretty fool proof.

madeira cake square

This recipe is one passed down through my family.  Madeira cake doesn’t contain any maderia, but was so called as it is a simple cake that can be served with a small glass of madeira! Also the crack at the top is deliberate and part of the distinctive look of the cake.

We are big fans of no fuss loaf cakes as they are perfect for after school snacks and are easy to serve.

Maderia cake

Madeira Cake

 

Ingredients

175g of butter 175g of caster sugar
250g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
4 eggs
Finely grated zest of one lemon
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C (gas mark 3)

Method

Cream the butter and eggs (we use our Kmix for this). I have shown the boys before that when creaming butter and eggs the mixture changes colour.

Crack your eggs in to a jug and whisk.

zesting lemon

Measure your flour, baking powder and grate your lemon zest. It is really important to only take the skin of the lemon and not the pith.  I talked with mini as to why the skin was so fragrant due to the oils in it.

Add some of the beaten egg to the creamed butter and flour with a small amount of the flour mixture and continue to wix until all combined.

oiling the loaf tin

Spoon into a pre greased and lined loaf tin. We use a silicon one which means that we do not need to line it and love our spray cake release, which makes greasing so simple.

madeira cake 1

Cook for 55 – 60 minutes.

Remove from oven and leave to cool in tin for around 5 minutes before turning out.

delicious madeira cake

Madeira cake doesn’t need any accompaniment and will keep for a couple of days in a cake tin.

madeira cake 3

Ours never lasts very long and is a perfect lunch box cake or as a snack with a cup of tea.

madeira cake 4

Madeira Cake – Cooking with kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serving Size: 10

Madeira Cake – Cooking with kids

Ingredients

  • 175g of butter 175g of caster sugar
  • 250g of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • Finely grated zest of one lemon
  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C (gas mark 3)

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and eggs (we use our Kmix for this). I have shown the boys before that when creaming butter and eggs the mixture changes colour.
  2. Crack your eggs in to a jug and whisk.
  3. Measure your flour, baking powder and grate your lemon zest.
  4. Add some of the beaten egg to the creamed butter and flour with a small amount of the flour mixture and continue to wix until all combined.
  5. Spoon into a pre greased and lined loaf tin (we use a silicon one which means that we do not need to line it).
  6. Cook for 55 - 60 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and leave to cool in tin for around 5 minutes before turning out.
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Madeira Cake recipe

Why not take a look at the wonderful recipes that the other co-hosts have produced this week, all with lemons in them.

Lemon recipe from Rainy Day Mum
Maderia Cake from Mum in the Mad House
Lemon Ginger Ice Cubes from Still Playing School
Lemon bar mason jar cookies from Sugar Aunts
Lemon Truffles from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
In addition to just joining in with the A-Z of ingredients this week, we are also linking to Study at home Mama’s 31 days in the kids kitchen activities

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Why not take a look at today’s post, which is zebra cake!

Maderia cake

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