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Lemon Madeira

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Lemon Madeira

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 280g castor sugar
  • 140g cream
  • zest of 3 lemons (use a fine grater)
  • 2 tots rum
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80g unsalted butter, melted
  • 240g cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 150g icing sugar

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly grease a loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, castor sugar, cream, lemon zest, rum, salt and butter.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together, then whisk into the egg mixture until smooth.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, turning the tin around halfway through baking.
  7. To test the cake, insert a small knife into the middle – if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  8. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool for 30 minutes.
  9. Mix the lemon juice with the icing sugar in a small bowl and beat until smooth.
  10. Brush or spoon the lemon glaze evenly over the top of the cake and let the glaze run down the sides; leave for a few minutes to set.
  11. Place the cake on a baking tray in the oven, turn off the heat and leave for 3 to 5 minutes to dry the glaze – it will become translucent.
  12. Allow to cool before slicing.
TIP: Decorate the cake with candied lemon peel or drizzle icing over slices.

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