I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between a Madeira cake and a basic butter cake? The recipes i have for both of them look very much the same in terms of ingredients
I may be wrong but to me Madeira cake is just the British name for a butter cake.
Yes, they are similar, but I would liken Madeira more to pound cake. It can be a bit on the dry side if you don't have a good recipe (don't ever use Debbie Brown's, it's vile!), but I always add a good dash of milk/buttermilk to the batter to help avoid that. HTH!
oh ok well i not sure about this recipe it is just from a cake decorating book i have but it looks like it's alright, just guess it's trial and error with recipes lol
Thanks for yr help
As far as I know, the name "madeira cake " comes from the fact that this cake was originally eaten while drinking madeira wine.
It's just a butter cake.....a really good butter cake.