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Madeira Cake Light Healthy Cake

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15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

Serves up to 12 people


  • 175g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 240g flour
  • 1 bag baking powder
  • 3 spoons cognac
  • 2 slices lemon


  1. Preheat the oven on 160 degrees Celsius and grease your baking tray.
  2. Mix the butter & sugar until it's one light mass and then add the lemon zest and baking soda and mix it all together.
  3. Add cognac to make it a smooth batter.
  4. Now you can put the cake batter in the baking tray and put the pieces of lemon on top.
  5. Bake the cake for about 60-75 minutes until it's gold brown.
  6. Let the cake cooldown for about 15 minutes and take it out of the baking tray to let it cool down more. Once it's cooled down - Bon Appetit!

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