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Serves 6




  • 125g butter or margarine, softened
  • 250ml (210g) caster sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 10ml grated lemon rind
  • 500ml (280g) Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 250ml milk




  • 60ml smooth apricot jam
  • 125ml sweet sherry
  • 410g can fruit cocktail, drained
  • 125ml (50g) pecan nuts or walnuts, plus extra for decoration
  • 500ml custard made with Snowflake Vanilla Flavoured Custard Powder
  • 250ml fresh cream, whipped
  • fruit, for decoration

1. Madeira cake: Cream butter and caster sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until light and creamy. Add vanilla essence and lemon rind.

2. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add to the egg mixture, alternating with milk, and mix lightly until smooth.

3. Pour mixture into a greased 22cm loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 1 hour.

4. Leave in the pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut cake into squares or slices.

5. Topping: Spread cake slices with apricot jam and sandwich together. Place in a large dish. Sprinkle with sherry and leave to soak for 5 minutes.

6. In a serving dish, arrange layers of the soaked cake, fruit and nuts, custard and cream. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients have been used.

7. Decorate with fruit of your choice and nuts. Chill for a few hours or overnight in the fridge

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