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8

Madeira cake with lemon and poppy seeds topped with candied lemons & sherbet syrup!
I've never really followed the Great British Bake Off before but I'm super into baking at the moment so I thought I'd bake along with the show. The first challenge was a madeira cake which was pretty plain, so I decided to spice mine up with lemon sherbets and candied lemons.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1135 projects »
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  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the butter, sugar and eggs.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Grate in the zest from the lemon and add the poppy seeds.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix in the flour, ground almonds and vanilla.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Spread the batter into a lined baking tin.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bake for 50 minutes at 180'C until golden.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    While the cake is baking, cut the lemon into thin slices.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Crush the lemon sherbet candies with a mortar and pestle.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add the sugar to the powdered candies.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Heat the water, crushed candies and sugar in a small saucepan until they have dissolved.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bring the syrup to a simmer.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add the lemon slices and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fish the lemon out and place on a sheet of baking paper to harden.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Remove the remaining syrup from the heat.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Drizzle the syrup over your cake and place the candied lemons on top.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sprinkle with toasted blanched almonds.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Top with fresh raspberries.

  • How to bake a madeira cake. Lemon Sherbert Madeira Cake - Step 17
    Step 17

    Dust with icing sugar and serve!

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