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Madeira Pound Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonth

Madeira Pound Bundt Cake

The holiday season has arrived. There will be much celebrating, baking, and merriment to be had in the coming weeks. My oven use goes into overtime. I like to bake cakes, bundts especially, to take to friends and family. Some times they are gifts and others are for my contribution to the meal. A Maderia Pound Bundt Cake will be perfect for my wine loving friends. How do I know? Because it was perfect for my wine loving self.

It is no secret that I love wine. That includes Madeira, my absolute favorite after dinner drink. I cook with it too and recently made a sauce I could drink all by itself. Madeira is a fortified wine similar to port or sherry. It has flavors of caramel, almonds, and sometimes chocolate. All of these flavors are meant for a cake.

The December #BundAMonth theme is boozy cakes. I thought of Madeira the moment it was announced. I went directly to my old Bundt cookbook from Nordic Ware and found a recipe with it. How great! A bonus is that it has pecans so I was a happy Southern gal. I also had a new bundt pan to use. The pan is German and is designed to reflect the domes of Germany. How fun to bake with the pan right after I got back from my trip there.

Madeira Pound Bundt Cake

The cake turned out beautifully. I did my best to photograph it and show the design. I suggest serving the cake with ice cream or perhaps some whipped cream. I had not been to the store so I was out of both for taking photos. (Note to self: keep whipped cream and ice cream on hand). (Second note to self: hide extra ice cream from husband).

Do you like boozy cakes? Check out these from my fellow #BundtAMonth bloggers:

What is your favorite booze flavor in cakes? A good rum cake always topped my list…until now. This Madeira Bound Bundt Cake may have tied with it. Then again, I still need to try all the fabulous bundts featured in this event. Who knows, I might just find a new favorite. Cheers!

Here’s how you can join the #BundtaMonth party:

  • Get inspired by your favorite cocktail, mocktail or just use your favorite liqueur and bake us a Bundt for Boozy December.
  • Post it before December 31, 2012.
  • Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title could read – #BundtaMonth: Chocolate Bourbon Bundt)
  • Add your entry to the Linky tool below
  • Link back to both Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts.

Even more bundt fun! Follow Bundt-a-Month on Facebook where we feature all our gorgeous bundt cakes. Or head over to our Pinterest board for inspiration and choose from over 300 Bundt cake recipes.

Happy Baking!

Madeira Pound Bundt Cake

A recipe for a pound cake made with Madeira wine and baked in a bundt pan. It also has pecans for extra flavor and texture.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup Madeira wine
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Powdered sugar for decorating


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10- or 12-cup bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Add flour alternately with the Madeira to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix well after each addition. Stir in chopped nuts.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they have reached stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out cake on a wire rack and cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for a pound cake made with Madeira wine and baked in a bundt pan. It also has pecans for extra flavor and texture.

Recipe adapted from the Bundt Cookbook by Nordic Ware.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

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Friday 12th of July 2013

Where did you find that gorgeous pan? In germany? Any idea who makes it?


Saturday 13th of July 2013

I found the pan at TJ Maxx. It is made by Kaiser and you can get it on Amazon - search for Kaiser Domus Bundform Pan.

Baker Street

Monday 3rd of December 2012

Wow! Now that's a stunning cake! I love madeira too and I've been waiting for you to post this recipe ever since you told me you'll be making a madeira pound cake! This one is a must try for me! I love that pan too - what a great design! Thanks for baking along, Renee! :)


Monday 3rd of December 2012

I was so glad when I found that bundt pan. I do love the design and thought it was just right for the Madeira cake.


Sunday 2nd of December 2012

I have never had madeira, so that means I must get some ASAP! I love your bundt pan mold, looks like a tower, so fun! Yum, Hugs, Terra

Katherine G

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

It looks delicious!!!

Anita at Hungry Couple

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

What a beautiful cake. Love it!