The Great British Bake Off started last night and it included one of our favourite cakes in the British Bakeware office, a madeira cake! If you love summer baking, this is the perfect cake for you!

To celebrate the start of the GBBO last night, we thought we would pick a very simply recipe for a lemon madeira cake for everyone to have a go at making at home! This particular lemon madeira cake recipe comes with the zest and juice of a lemon, adding a burst of flavour to an already incredibly tasty cake! A perfect cake to get you in the mood for summer baking, this madeira cake recipe from the brilliant people at Good To Know can be baked and served in just over an hour, so why not have a go and let us know how you get on!



  • 175g of butter
  • 175g of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g of self raising flour
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 slices of citron peel


Step 1-Start this fantastic lemon madeira cake recipe by adding the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and cream them together until they start to become lighter in appearance and texture. Add the eggs in one at time, as well as another spoonful of flour for each egg. Then add the lemon juice and zest in to the bowl as well as the rest of self-raising flour.

Step 2-Line a 7 inch round cake tin with baking paper before pouring in the batter mixture. Place in the centre of a pre-heated oven and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees celcius/350 degrees Fahrenheit/Gas mark 4.

Step 3-Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and place the citron peel on top. Place bake in the oven and continue baking this delicious lemon madeira cake for another 50 minutes until it is firm in the centre.

Step 4-Allow to cool for 15 minutes or so on a wire cooling rack before you slice this fantastic madeira cake.

Source: Good To Know 

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