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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Yummy Easter Madeira cake...

Easter is round the corner and I seriously cant wait to feast on cakes and chocolate eggs. So what better way to finish if lent by baking a nice homemade treat to peck on. This is a fantabulous cake, hope you enjoy eating it in the garden with a can of fizzy. Courtesy to BBC Good Food.
Lots of love


250g butter plus a little extra for greasing
140g white chocolate, broken into pieces
250ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g self-raising flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda
300g caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

For the frosting
300g tub Philadelphia cheese
85g butter, softened
100g icing sugar, sifted
mini eggs ,to decorate


Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Grease a deep 23cm cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Place the butter, white chocolate, milk and vanilla extract in a small saucepan, then heat gently, stirring, until melted. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a large bowl with a pinch of salt, then stir in the melted ingredients and eggs until smooth. Pour the batter into the tin, then bake for 1 hr, or until the cake is golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin. Once cool, the cake can be wrapped in cling film and foil, then frozen for up to 1 month.

To make the frosting, beat together the Philadelphia, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the cake, then decorate with mini eggs.

Have fun eating the cake:)