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Cake flour - 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Nutmeg - 1/8 tsp
Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup, softened
Sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 3
Madeira - 6 tbsp
Grated lemon rind - 1/2 tsp
Confectioners' sugar 


  • Sift flour, baking powder and nutmeg together.
  • Cream butter and sugar together, using electric mixer at medium speed, 5 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition.
  • Add flour mixture alternatively with Madeira, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition.
  • Stir in lemon rind.
  • Pour batter into well greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is done.
  • Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out on rack to cool completely.
  • Dust with sifted confectioners' sugar before serving.

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