If you are looking for a traditional gluten-free cake to bake, there’s nothing like a Madeira to try your hand at. While gluten-free baking can be known to be crumbly and lacking in moisture, following this recipe will mean you have a delicious gluten-free classic. It will be just as good as the wheat flour version, if not better.
In this recipe, we add lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla, which gives this gluten-free Madeira cake a refreshingly rich flavour.
It’s a cake that is perfect for any occasion and can be left plain as a gluten-free Madeira loaf cake or iced in any way you like if made as a circular cake. This gluten-free cake is both extremely easy and versatile.
As well as buying gluten-free flour to make this bake gluten-free, if you want your loaf to be truly gluten-free, then make sure your baking powder states it is gluten-free, as some do contain gluten.
Don’t over mix this recipe; we want it nice and airy to get a light and fluffy texture.
Mix the dry ingredients onto the wet ingredients rather than the other way around. This will prevent lumping, and you will get a much smoother mixture.
Yes, this is easily done by replacing the butter with dairy-free margarine or vegan butter.
Yes, this recipe will come out great, whether it’s in a cake tin or a loaf tin.
Gluten-free baking is generally more crumbly than non-gluten-free baking. It may crumble and break up if sliced when still warm. Allowing it to cool will mean it stays intact when sliced.
It’s a good idea to do this as it removed any lumps from the batter. If you leave this step out, you may find small lumps of dry flour in the finished product.
All ovens are very variable in how efficient they are. Some bake cakes extremely quickly, and others do not. It also makes a difference depending on whether you have a fan-assisted oven or not. Having a gas oven also makes a difference.
That’s why it’s important to keep checking your bake within the time frame given. You don’t want to over-bake your cake if you have a very fast oven.
This will be a gluten-free bake you will go to again and again. It is so simple and easy as well and super tasty and satisfying. Baking recipes like this means you never need to feel like you’re missing out while eating gluten-free.
Try our raspberry cheesecake recipe