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Gluten Free Madeira Cake

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Madeira cake makes a great alternative celebration cake and it would be hard to detect that our Madeira Cake recipe is made with gluten free flour. The creamy light sponge makes a sensational cake on its own and also makes an elegant celebratory cake when split horizontally, sandwiched with sieved raspberry jam and iced as a birthday or wedding cake.

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Unit of measurement


150 gUnsalted Butter
150 gCaster Sugar
1 Lemon (Zest)
2 tbspsGround Almonds
3 Eggs
100 gGluten Free Self-Raising Flour
2 tbspsMilk



1.Line a 20cm/8" round or 500g/1lb baking tin with greaseproof or parchment.

2.Preheat the oven to 170°C/Fan150°C/325°F/Gas 3

3.Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

4.Beat in one egg.

5.Add in the ground almonds and lemon zest.

6.Beat in the remaining eggs one at a time.

7.Sieve in the flour and mix adding the milk.

8.Tip intothe prepared baking tin and smooth the top.

9.Bake in a preheated oven for 60/90 minutes, until a skewer or cocktail stick pushed into the centre comes out clean.

Temperature & cooking time:
170°C/Fan150°C/325°F/Gas 3 for 60/90 minutes

Customer reviews

20 Reviews
5 stars: 15
4 stars: 1
3 stars: 1
2 stars: 1
1 stars: 2

Average Customer Rating:

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By Miss Sarah Saunders

07 Apr 2017 | 21:49 BST

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I am not a baker, in fact I baked my first cake only two years ago and it was this recipe, it's all I've done since. I always double the ingredients as I find I need more mixture, I always use large eggs and bake at 150-160 for 45 minutes and the cake has never failed me yet!! Everyone always compliments it and nobody knows its gluten free until I tell them. Five stars from me!

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you love this recipe. Happy baking!


28 Jan 2017 | 16:10 GMT

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wish this recipe would say what size eggs needed. Obviously used the wrong size - didn't rise and tastes like sweet scrambled eggs. Another disaster.

By Mrs Sue Charman

13 Aug 2016 | 09:03 BST

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But late I know, only just found website. Egg free use Ogran, can get it in health food shop and now Tescos !!!

By Dr Patricia Stanfield-Bowen

14 May 2016 | 15:49 BST

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cake. You must follow the instructions. The best madeira cake I and my very discerning friends have tasted.

By Dr Patricia Stanfield-Bowen

14 May 2016 | 15:46 BST

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Providing you follow the exact instructions this cake is the best I and my friends have ever tasted and we are very disse

By Miss Aine Byrne

28 Mar 2016 | 14:03 BST

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Hi I'm looking for GF and Egg free recipe. Any suggestions what I could use instead off the egg.

By Mrs Jan Morgan

08 Feb 2016 | 13:15 GMT

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Just made this cake but doubled up recipe as using a 10" square tin as making a birthday cake. Lovely texture but it didn't rise. Would try again but not sure whether it was the doubling up or something I did wrong!

By Mrs Emily Argent

25 Jul 2015 | 12:26 BST

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I'm not sure what went wrong - the mixture tasted great. After cooking for 70 minutes, it had a good crust, the bottom was fine but the middle was stodgy. May try again one day.

By Mrs Josanne Kane

26 May 2015 | 10:56 BST

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I have just made a cupcake from the batter using this recipe.It tastes delicious! I do not eat a gluten free diet, but I'm making a wedding cake with a gluten free tier. If the large cake turns out as good as this then I will be extremely happy. I'll be back to post my thoughts again :)

By Miss Audrey Bartholomew

27 Apr 2015 | 13:20 BST

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Done this cake in a bread tin and an 8 inch and both came out beautiful. But now need to downsize the recipe to a 6 inch any ideas ?