Cherry Madeira Cake Recipe – Eggless Madeira Cake is a lovely cake recipe adapted from Hamlyn cookbook. The name Madeira Cake itself tempted me to make this at home. I had made this Cake during Christmas just last month. Although I have made slight variation to this Madeira Cake. As the original recipe consists eggs which I have replaced with flaxseed. Cherry Madeira Cake Recipe – Eggless Madeira Cake turned out to be a delicious moist cake. There are various kinds of Madeira Cake like Plain Madeira Cake, Madeira Cake with Cherries, Coffee and Walnut Madeira Cake Madeira cake with Almonds. What we will see today is Madeira Cake with cherries + almonds and that too without eggs. One can use wine instead of apple juice for this lovely Madeira Cake. Its a unique cake which I am sure most of you must have not heard of. The more unique the more tempted I get towards it.
Actually all the variations of Madeira Cakes tastes great also at the same time it turns out well. You could use your own imagination while making cakes. The beauty of cakes is you can mix and match flavors as per your preference. May be thats why I just love baking and making cakes.
You can easily unwind yourself on a lazy afternoon and make this Madeira Cake. You can have it hot or cold with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Does it sounds interesting so lets catch on the ingredients for this Cherry Madeira Cake Recipe – Eggless Madeira Cake. Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 mins (Baking 5o mins rest preparation time) Ingredients:
- 12 to 14 Red Cherries (Cherry plumped in sugar syrup used for decoration on cakes)
- 75 ml Apple Juice
- 15 to 16 Raisins
- 3 tbsp Tutti Fruity
- 1 cup Butter/ Margarine/ Olive oil
- 2 cups Refined Flour
- 1 cup Icing Sugar or Brown sugar
- 2 t/s Baking Powder
- 1 t/s salt
- 2 tbsp Milk Or Cream
- 2 tbsp Condensed Milk
- 3 tbsp Flaxseed (Mix flaxseeds with 9 tbsp water in grinder to form a smooth paste)
- 12 to 14 Almonds chopped
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Essence
Method: Firstly take a baking pan any shape you desire. Grease with spray or butter or margarine along all the sides of the pan. Now take a parchment paper or butter paper and place it at the bottom of the greased pan. Ensure you cut the butter paper of the bottom shape and than place it on the bottom. Take a small pan. Add cherries, raisins, tutti fruity and Apple juice. Keep it on low flame for about 5 mins until cherries have plumped up. Keep it aside. Take refined flour sieve it along with Icing Sugar. Also add baking powder and salt. Sieve for 3 to 4 times. Make a small well in the dry ingredients Now add apple juice with cherries and raisins in the dry ingredients little by little. Mix with a spoon or spatula. Also add milk,Butter or Olive Oil and Milkmaid and add cream. Though cream is optional. Combine well until cake consistency and add chopped almonds into the mixture along with vanilla essence. Pour the batter into the greased dish. Bake at 170°C for 4o to 50 mins. Once the cake starts giving fragrance keep checking. As all oven have different temperature and capacity. So it is difficult to give exact time. Once the skewer or toothpick comes out almost clean. It means your cake is done. Serve hot or chilled. You could also decorate while your cake is hot. Unmould the cake pierce all sides with fork. Take dark chocolate and butter. Microwave on high power in oven. Mix well now spread on the cake. I prefer thin frosting. If you prefer thick frosting add cocoa powder to the above mixture with 2 tbsp Icing Sugar. You could also try this Cherry Madeira Cake Recipe – Eggless Madeira Cake with Coffee and Walnut. Just omit the cherries and almonds. Dissolve 1 tbsp Espresso Coffee Powder into 2 tbsp boiling water. Add apple juice to the coffee mixture. The rest all procedure is same as above mentioned for Cherry Madeira Cake Recipe – Eggless Madeira Cake. Do share your views with me! Happy Cooking Tip:
- Never overmix or overbake the cake
- Always insert the toothpick in the center bottom of the cake to know the exact status of the cake.