Carol’s Orange Madeira Loaf with Chocolate Orange Glaze

The chocolate orange glaze is the perfect balance to the citrus punch of the Madeira loaf


Madeira loaf

  • 150 ml milk
  • 125 g butter/margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 7 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 orange zest


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 50 ml fresh orange juice
  • Orange slices for décor


Madeira loaf

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease tin loaf.
  3. Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy.
  4. Add eggs (one at a time).
  5. Add zest & vanilla.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder .
  7. Fold into the butter mixture alternating with milk.
  8. Pour mixture into loaf tin & bake for 50-55mins or until skewer comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a wire rack for 10mins before removing from pan.


  1. Mix all ingredients together to a pourable consistency. Do not make the mixture too runny.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over cooled loaf & then decorate with orange slices.
Recipe by Carol Ndovela (The Great South African Bake Off contestant, season 2)

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