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Madeira Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted flour 365 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon (1 Heaped Teaspoon)
  Powdered cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 225 Gram
  Lime juice 1 Large, rind grated
  Castor sugar 285 Gram
  Eggs 5
  Vanilla essence 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 115 Milliliter
  Crystallized orange peel slices 5
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325T)
2. Prepare the cake tin

MAKING
3. Sift the flour with baking powder, salt and cinnamon
4. Cream the butter in another bowl till soft and light.
5. Add the lime rind to this and beat well again. Sprinkle in sugar, one spoon at a time, and beat till light and fluffy
6. Add one egg and beat well again. Sprinkle in flour and beat well again.
7. Add the vanilla essence and mix well again
8. Fold in the flour into the mix using a metal spoon with a little milk. Tip this mixture into a prepared cake tin. Bake for 30 minutes till done.
9. Gently place the crystallized orange peel on top of a cake can continue to bake for 30 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 160°C (325T) and bake for 20-25 minutes further.
10. Set aside cake to cool in a draft free area

SERVING
11. Serve at room temperature

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Egg
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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