A cake made by the creaming method, flavoured with lemon (or lime) zest and decorated with a thin slice of fresh or candied citron. It has a firm yet light texture. Some madeira recipes are similar to the Pound Cake.
The cake is named after the fortified Portuguese wine, Madeira, which was popular in England and was often served with the cake. The cake is now popular at tea time.
I usually serve my Madeira Cake with tea or for dessert with custard or with whipped cream and strawberries, on same day of baking . Do you bake Madeira Cake? share with me your recipe.
Casa Dos Vinhos-Fine Old Madeira Wine
Fine old Madeira is a fortified wine, aged in oak casks for five years. It has amber copper colour and is 19% alcohol by volume.
The wine is sweet, with balanced and crisp acidity, dried fruit and burnt sugar flavours with hints of ‘rancio’ and a long, warm finish.
Aroma: Rich, baked/smoke, mincemeat, toffee and butterscotch.
This wine is perfect served as an aperitif, on the rocks, with a twist of lemon.
It can also be served as a dessert wine with cheeses, cakes, fruit compotes or rich puddings.
Cooking with Madeira: it can also be used in marinades and sauces. A spoonful of fine old Madeira enhances soups, stews, fresh strawberries or pineapple.
Best of all: Madeira keeps its wonderfully distinctive aroma and taste for months after being opened.
How to use Madeira Wine
Madeira is mostly taken as an apéritif (before-a-meal) and digestif (after-a-meal). Sweet ones are better for dessert, after the meal. Because it has a very high acidity, Madeira can be paired with any food.
Last Updated: March 16, 2018