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Old fashioned English Madeira Cake


Prep Time:


Cooking Time:

1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes




  • 6 ounces unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 ounces self-rising flour
  • 4 ounces plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


This recipe will be a challenge to American cooks, as it has weight measurements rather than cups and spoons, so good luck!

Old Fashioned Madeira Cake RecipeGrease a 2 pound loaf tin
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Fold in the flours.
Add the marmalade and orange juice, and stir well.
Pour mix into baking tin and smooth over.
Bake for 1hr to1hr 15 mins, until a toothpick comes out clean.