This cake is a family favourite, I use this recipe all the time and it was one of the first recipes I worked on adapting after diagnosis. I mainly use this recipe as the base for any celebration cake as it can easily be shaped and decorated into anything you like. A Madeira cake is denser than a Victoria sandwich making it easier to work with in cake decorating. Unfortunately it is denser due to the larger quantity of eggs so I apologise now if you are someone who can’t have eggs.
I also serve this cake plain at New Year as an alternative to fruit cake.
Hope you find the recipe useful.