Madeira Sugarcane Syrup Cake
Certified cake by Madeira government under the strict criteria of using the Madeira Sugarcane Syrup Cake brand under approved ingredients and manufacturing methods to guarantee the quality seal of the original product.
This is the most traditional pastry of Madeira these sugarcane syrup cakes are made on 8 December, which is traditionally considered the day of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, because tradition says this cake will taste better in Christmas if it is made on this day.
It is a tradition to make enough of this cake in order to have some to eat during the whole year. Once cooled and thoroughly wrapped into vegetable paper it remains good until next Christmas without losing quality or taste. The sugarcane syrup produced in Madeira has special characteristics like natural conservatives and various vitamins, results in a cake with good conditions and tasty during the whole year.
The tradition surrounding this cake is that it should be served in portions separated by hand, or using a ceramic knife to enjoy this special experience with all the special flavors of this specialty in your mouth. It should be avoided the cut in portions with a steel knife it will add an oxide taste.