Modify Madeira Cake Recipe To 'chocolate' Madeira Cake.

Baking By TrialNError Updated 8 Mar 2011 , 12:57pm by TrialNError

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TrialNError Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 2:35am
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I want to modify a Madeira recipe to Choc Madeira - how do I do this?

The normal Madeira recipe to bake an 8"x 8" square:

310g butter
310 g caster sugar
6 eggs
230g plain flour
75g Selfraising flour
6tsp milk

How much plain or selfraising flour should i substitute with cocoa?

I want to bake a 15'' x 10'' 'stiletto' shaped cake for my friends daughter's 16th B'day, how do i calculate how much ingredients to use from the above? What multiple of the above quantity should I use for this cake?

Please HELP!! thanks for your prompt response.

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pmarks0 Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 2:50am
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I'm afraid I can't help. I always thought Madeira was wine. So having seen the name of the cake previously I always thought it was laced with it. However, after going to Wikipedia, I see the name originated from the Madeira wine that was served along side the cake. One learns something every day. icon_smile.gif

Anyway, I did find you some recipes of chocolate madeira cakes which may help you figure it out.

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auzzi Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 8:09am
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substitute 25g plain flour with 25g unsweetened cocoa powder dissolved in 2-3 tb water. Mix and check dropping consistency ..

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TrialNError Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:57pm
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Thanks one & all for your response.
I decided to just make a choc cake instead & found that putting it in the fridge for a couple of hours, made it firm enough to cut into a novelty cake - just as easily as a madeira cake (which is best suited for novelty cakes due to its firmness & low crumb).

I always appreciate the spontaneity of responses and willingness to help by viewers - thanks again thumbs_up.gif

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