Lemon & Blueberry Madeira Cake

Inspired by a certain bakery show and with another upcoming BBQ, I adapted a recipe and tried my hand at a Madeira Cake.

Tempted by this fresh and sweet and soft and fluffy and...what was I talking about?

Then try my recipe below for a

Lemon & Blueberry Madeira Cake

Lemon & Blueberry Madeira Cake


175g Caster sugar
175g Vegan Butter
1 Tbsp Flax or Chia Seeds (with 3 Tbsp water)
1 Banana (mashed)
Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of ½ a Lemon
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp Baking Soda
250g Self raising flour
Blueberries (about 125g + some for decoration)
Candied lemon slices (to decorate)


 - Preheat oven to Fan 150 C / 170 C / Gas Mark 3

1. Mix Butter and Sugar together.

2. Mix in the Flax or Chia Seeds and mashed Banana.

3.Add Lemon zest, lemon juice and Vanilla extract.

4. Carefully fold in the Flour and Baking Soda.

5. Add Blueberries.

6. Spoon mixture into a lined loaf tin.

7. Bake for about 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.

8. Decorate with the leftover Blueberries (I heated them in a pan for a minute or so) and candied lemon slices.




  1. I wonder which bakery show that might be ;) your baking posts are always so tempting, Vanisha, and this is no exception! It looks just delicious, and I love using blueberries in baking, especially for muffins. I'll pass this recipe on to my mum, she's on the lookout for new ideas, she's always baking and she'll definitely appreciate this! Have a fabulous weekend, m'dear, namaste x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

    1. Hehe thank youu, lovely! It was soo delicious and blueberries are so awesome, I have to stop myself using them in everything haha! Oooh I hope she likes it as much as we did! Have a wonderful weekend, Amanda! Namaste <3

  2. I LOVEEE blueberries and my son is obsessed with those. Haha! The lemons look wonderful on the cake, Vanisha. Lovely decoration, dear! Gotta try to bake it too. Happy Weekend, Vanisha!

    xoxo Ira

    1. Blueberries are sooo yummy, your son has good taste ;) Thank youu, I tried to make it look a little fancier than usual haha I'm sure you'll love it! You too, Ira! X

    2. Haha, thanks! He loves fruits :) Great job, Vanisha! <3


  3. Gosh, you're so good at baking, and I love the lemons on top - they really make things a little more special! It must be great to be able to bake yourself a pick me up after a long day at school or work!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. Hehe thank you so much! I was trying to making it look a little fancy ;) Yess it can be so great, but at the same time, you gotta watch you don't over do it! Have a great week, Angelina! :))