Madeira Cupcakes -Recipe


Madeira cake always reminds me of my grandfather.  He loved the light fluffy texture of a madeira. I recently came across a recipe  of my great grandmothers fruit madeira, a favourite of his and thought I should have a look around and try some different madeira recipes.  The first one I will share with you is a great option if you like to do baking for Valentines Day.  It’s an easy recipe that is beautiful and light and with a dollop of raspberry butter icing on top you can share the love.



125 grams butter at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups of flour
2 tsps of baking powder
1/2 a cup of milk

Preheat oven to 180 C and line or grease muffin tins
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together
Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy
Add flour, baking powder and milk
Beat until mixture is well combined and lightens in colour
Spoon into muffin tin
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden and bounces back when touched
Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool


100 grams of butter softened
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
raspberry essence to taste
1 -2 tbsp of milk

Cream butter and icing sugar together
Add drops of raspberry essence to take and beat
If you need the mixture to be more spreadable add milk and beat
Pipe onto cooled cupcakes
Decorate with sprinkles or chocolate if desired

2 thoughts on “Madeira Cupcakes -Recipe

    1. Thanks Simon, they didn’t last long I had to keep swatting and 3 year old fingers until I got the shot I wanted and in the end sent her off with a cupcake so I could keep going before the big brothers came down to finish them off


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