Basic madeira cake recipes are a bakers bread and butter. My basic madeira cake recipe will have you whipping up beautiful cakes in no time.
A good basic madeira cake has many uses, it forms the backbone of many recipes. Because they are so versatile it is a recipe that every aspiring home baker should master. When it comes to making cakes for an occasion, something you are going to cover in fondant, I personally think you only have three options, madeira, chocolate mud cake or fruit cake. You need a cake that is dense enough to be able to hold the weight of all of that fondant and buttercream. Madeira cake is perfect for this because you can take the basic recipe and add flavour and colour to it and make it your own whilst still having a cake that is dense enough to withstand stacking and heavy fondant.