Quick, Easy and Delicious Madeleines

Madeleines are deli­cious lit­tle tea cakes from North­east­ern France. I am excit­ed to share a deli­cious recipe, that is quick and easy!


The recipe I am using is from the French book “Les madeleines de sophie” by Sophie Dude­maine. I did make a few minor adjust­ments, but oth­er­wise fol­lowed the recipe. I chose to make the Madeleines using lemon zest for a very light lemo­ny taste.



For about 20 Madeleines:

3 Eggs
4 oz. (120g.) All Pur­pose Flour
4 oz. (120g.) Gran­u­lat­ed Sugar
0.2 oz. (5.5g.) Bak­ing Powder
4 oz. (120g.) salt­ed but­ter (or unsalt­ed but­ter with a pinch of salt)
1 Lemon


You will need a Madeleine Pan. This is the one I have:

The recipe assumes you have a Food Proces­sor. If you don’t have one, you can mix the ingre­di­ents with a wood­en spoon, but hav­ing a food proces­sor will make it much easier.

Making the Madeleines

Step 1: Pre­heat oven to 460 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Melt the but­ter and set it aside to cool down. (Note: to melt the but­ter, you can just put it in the microwave for 1 minute.)

Step 3: In the food proces­sor, mix the flour, the bak­ing pow­der and the sugar.

Step 4: Add the egg yolks (yel­low part of the eggs) and con­tin­ue mix­ing. (Note: Make sure you set aside the egg whites, we will add them later!)

Step 5: With a fork, stir the egg whites a lit­tle bit, and then add them to the food proces­sor. Con­tin­ue mixing.

Step 6: Add the melt­ed but­ter. Con­tin­ue mixing.

Step 7: Using a Grater, grate the out­er peel of the lemon to make lemon zest.

grating the lemon
Grat­ing the lemon


Step 8: Add the lemon zest as well as the juice of the lemon to the food proces­sor. Mix again. (Note: make sure to remove the seeds from the lemon juice!)

Step 9: Pour the mix­ture into the Madeleine wells in the pan:

mixture in wells
Mix­ture in wells


Step 10: Bake in the oven for 4 min­utes at 460 degrees Fahren­heit. Then, low­er the oven’s tem­per­a­ture to 350 degrees Fahren­heit, and bake for about 10 minutes.

madeleines out of oven
The madeleines straight out of the oven


Remove the Madeleines from their wells, and enjoy!

NOTE: you can add a lit­tle gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar on top of the Madeleines, if you wish.

My Madeleines


Bon Appétit!

French Mom


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