Lemon Madeira Cake Recipe: An Incredibly Easy to Make Lemon Cake Recipe From Britain by 30Seconds Food

Lemon Madeira Cake Recipe: An Incredibly Easy to Make Lemon Cake Recipe From Britain

Who needs another lemon cake recipe in their lives? We know we do, and this one is so good! Madeira cake is denser than a sponge cake because it's made with more flour. This cake is often used for wedding cakes because it holds its shape when carved and iced. It's said that the lemon cake got its name because it used to be served with a glass of Madeira wine.

Serve this lemon cake recipe as-is for a simple refreshing dessert, or make your favorite lemon icing or lemon glaze and frost it. You could also give it a dusting of powdered sugar.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 to 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cake


Here's how to make it:

  1. Beat together all the ingredients until well combined.
  2. Pour into a round cake pan that's been greased and floured.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool about 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely. If desired, add frosting, glaze or dust the top with powdered sugar. 

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Round Cake Pans $8 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Lemon cake served with wine? Sign me up all day long! YUM.
Me too!
Would you please be so kind as to tell me what SIZE cake pan you used? I'd love to make it for Canada Day 🇨🇦 tomorrow!
Thanks in advance,
Donna John
A standard size round cake pan is 8 inches.
So glad to hear that was the size used! That was my guess, but it seems every time you turn around these days someone is requesting you use a 9" pan.
I've run my household for almost 50 years without that size, & at this stage of life... I don't have room for more kitchen "stuff"!
Thanks for the clarification!
Can this recipe be converted to a 9 x 13 inch pan? What would I need to do?

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