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An all butter Orange Madeira cake with a hint of Zesty Orange. Topped with a Zingy Orange glaze and Homemade Orange Peel.

Orange Madeira cake

Orange Madeira cake

Orange Madeira Cake

An all butter Madeira cake with a hint of Zesty Orange. Topped with a Zingy Orange glaze and Homemade Orange Peel.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Orange Madeira
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 - 10 slices
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Lynn Hill


For the Cake

  • 180 g Butter at room temperature
  • 180 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Medium Sized Eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 tbs Plain Natural Yogurt
  • Zest of 1 Medium Orange

For the Topping

  • 2 Strips of Orange Candied Peel
  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbs Fresh Orange Juice


Make the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg Fan assisted.Grease and line 1 x 8ins/20cm deep sided, loose bottomed cake tin.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add the beaten eggs, adding a little flour to help prevent curdling. Mix until well combined.
  • Fold in the remaining flour, then add the Yogurt and Orange Zest. Mix until well combined.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 mins or until baked, testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out clean.
  • Leave in the tin for a few moments to cool a little, then turn out onto a wire wrack to cool completely.

Make the Glaze

  • Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, then gradually add the orange juice until you reach a slow pouring constancy. You may not need all the juice, but if the the gaze is too runny, add more icing sugar.
  • Pour the glaze over the cooled cake, then top with the sliced Orange Candied Peel.


This cake will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days.


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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