I am very proud of this cake. I made it for our friend Leo who just turned 1! It is a 12" cake and I have never made such a big cake. I used the recipe from Lindy Smith's book - Cakes To Inspire and Desire. The cakes in the book are all far too elaborate for me to ever attempt but I liked the first few chapters for all the advice and the charts with quantities and baking times for madeira, fruit and chocolate cakes of all different shapes and sizes.
The design I completely copied from an image on Google Images. The original cake belongs to someone called Jen and can be seen on her website here. It looks like she is a professional cake baker and I don't have permission from her to put my own version here so I just hope it is okay. If she objects, I will remove it. If anyone would like to tell me whether it is okay for me to display my copy of her design, I would appreciate the advice.
My cake is madeira with a layer of raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.