There's nothing better towards the arse end of a working day than a good cup of black coffee (in a Cornishware cup and saucer, of course... we are English, after all) and a few slices of Madeira cake.
I read recently that Madeira cake goes very well with a glass of Madeira, too. In the same article I also read that people who live on the island of Madeira refer to Madeira cake as English cake. Can that be true? If so, well, that's pretty fucked up.