Traditional Madeira cake recipe with honey of sugar cane

Madeira honey cake recipe

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Madeira Honey Cake is enjoyed by tourists as well as by most residents. It is on sale in many points around the Island.

If you are one of those people who likes to get their hands on and like to cook let me show you the recipe so you can try:




Ingredients (about 20 cakes):

  • 3 kg of flour
  • 1,5 kg of sugar
  • 1 kg butter
  • 750 g of lard
  • 30 g of fennel
  • 50 g ground cinnamon
  • 30 g ground cloves
  • 5 g ground pepper
  • 10 g of nutmeg
  • 500 g of cider
  • 500 g almond
  • 500 g raisins
  • 500 g of walnuts
  • 2,250 L of honey (cane)
  • 1 dl of sweet wine
  • 1 dl of brandy
  • Rasp of two lemons
  • Rasp of three oranges and juice of two
  • 50 g of sodium bicarbonate
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 500 g of bread in batter

How to do it:

Kneaded all together, leave for three days to ferment;
500g each, placed in lined form with vegetable paper;
Decorate the with nuts;
Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 170 degrees

How do to bread in batter:

Knead 500g of flour with a little yeast and let it rise

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