Whether you will be watching the Royal Wedding or not, this is a delightful cake baked with plenty of rich butter. It is a traditional English sponge cake that keeps its lemony flavor for several days. Enjoy!
From Wikipedia: “The history of Madeira cake dates back to an original recipe in the 18th century or 19th century. The Madeira Cake was named after the wine, which accompanied the dish. The cake was often served traditionally with Madeira wine during the 19th century, but can now be served with tea or liquors.
It is not to be confused with the traditional cake of Madeira island called Bolo de Mel, a cake made from sugarcane honey (molasses).”
The cake is nice as shown here, with some slivers of candied citrus. That covers any cracks at the top of the cake, which happens sometimes with this cake. Or you could use some marmalade instead. You could serve it with any fruit preserves or fresh fruit and some whipped cream if you like.
Click title for link at the BBC. Enjoy with a cup of tea or a glass of Madeira wine. I wonder if the cake would be good if you pour a little Madeira over it, then top with whipped cream? Sounds good to me.