Orange Madeira Cake from Gran’s Kitchen

Today’s Orange Madeira Cake is a tried and true favourite.

orange madeira cake

Natalie Oldfield has lovingly selected 76 recipes from the notebooks of her grandmother, 95-year-old Dulcie May Booker. Today’s Orange Madeira Cake is one of her favourites.

Ingredients

  • 340g sugar
  • 340g butter
  • orange, rinded
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 orange, juiced and rinded
  • boiling water


Method
To make the cake, beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add orange rind, beaten eggs and then milk.

Sift all dry ingredients in separate bowl and fold through wet ingredients. Bake at 180°C for 1 1/4 hours.

To make the icing, beat together icing sugar, butter and orange juice. Add boiling water as required to reach a smooth consistency. Spread evenly over cooled cake.


Recipe taken from Gran’s Kitchen by Natalie Oldfield

Seventy-six of the best tried-and-true homemade recipes from a bygone era, lovingly selected from the notebooks of 95-year-old Dulcie May Booker. Compiled by her granddaughter Natalie Oldfield, Gran’s Kitchen is sure to satisfy those who love traditional cookery in a very personal way. A little of the old, a little new, it is full of simple, comforting, and easy-to-make cakes, breakfasts, dinners, and desserts, as well as her secrets to award-winning baking and preserving. Not only is this a beautiful cookbook, but it is also filled with wonderful family love and community spirit. At times achingly nostalgic, Gran’s Kitchen is peppered with reminiscences and photographs of a once typical but now disappearing lifestyle of pastoral dances and neighbourhood dressmakers.

To purchase Gran’s Kitchen at a discount, please visit www.cooked.com.au

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    Kee
    31st May 2019
    11:52am
    Why so many eggs?
    ronloby
    31st May 2019
    1:39pm
    Yes. A good question. 3/4/ of a carton is a bit much.
    Roy R
    31st May 2019
    3:34pm
    What a whopping amount of sugar in this recipe. Can't be good for anyone.
    Pammy
    31st May 2019
    7:49pm
    What does rinded mean?
    Rae
    1st Jun 2019
    11:13am
    I'm assuming it means grated with a fine rind grater.( microplane is one brand) You can actually slice just the orange part of the rind off making sure you leave the white bit off and slice it up very fine as well. It adds lots of orange flavour to recipes.


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