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Madeira Honey Cake

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Madeira Honey Cake
Location
9000- FUNCHAL
District: Madeira
County :Funchal
Parish:São Martinho
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The honey cake is the most famous and the oldest sweet speciality of Madeira. It firstly appeared in the golden era of sugar production. However, experts do not seem to agree on its origins. For some, this sweet speciality emerged after the discovery of the maritime route to India that brought spices to the island. Others, on the other side, argue that this is the result of the English influence in Madeira, being nothing more than an adaptation of the traditional Christmas pudding of the British Islands. Regardless of the most accurate origin, still existing century-old tradition has it that the Honey Cake should be baked on December 8th – Nossa Senhora da Conceição day – so that it can be ready for Christmas. In fact, this cake is an important Christmas sweet speciality in Madeira. On this day, locals begin to prepare for Christmas, and last year’s honey cakes are eaten, for this cake can be preserved for a whole year.This round flat cake is made of cane honey with nut covering.

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Localização
9000- FUNCHAL
Distrito: Madeira
County:Funchal
Parish:São Martinho
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