Definition of Madeira cake

1. Noun. A rich sponge cake with close texture; intended to be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine.

Exact synonyms: Madeira Sponge
Generic synonyms: Sponge Cake

Definition of Madeira cake

1. Noun. A simple cake, rather like a pound cake, with added lemon zest but no fruit; traditionally eaten with a glass of Madeira wine ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madeira Cake

Madame Curie
Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud's
Madame de Maintenon
Madame de Stael
Madaripur District
Maddox's rod
Madeira Islands
Madeira River
Madeira cake (current term)
Madeira cakes
Madeira sponge
Madeira winter cherry
Madelung's deformity
Madelung's disease
Madelung's neck
Madelung constant
Madhya Pradesh

Literary usage of Madeira cake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practice of Cookery and Pastry, Adapted to the Business of Everyday Life by I. Williamson (1854)
"Madeira cake. Take one pound of soft sugar ; beat it with three quarters of a pound of butter for twenty minutes ; add two eggs, and beat for some time, ..."

2. The Household Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Daily Wants by Alexander V. Hamilton (1873)
"For mode of making see Madeira cake. Bake for an hour to an hour and a quarter in ... Madeira cake.—Take four or five eggs, and whisk them well for fifteen ..."

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