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Madeleine Recipe

Madeleine is a small butter cake in beautiful shell shape. It's made of butter, eggs and flour. This easy madeleine recipe makes the best little dessert that you just can't stop eating.  

Course Snack
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Madeleine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 368 kcal


  • 2 jumbo eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 5 oz. sugar
  • 5 oz. all-purpose flour, sieved
  • 5 oz. unsalted butter, melted
  • lemon zest from half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, add into the sieved flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease the madeleine pan with butter.

  2. Using an electronic hand beater, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and foamy. Add lemon juice, lemon zest into the egg mixture and blend well. Fold in the flour and use a spatula to mix well. Fold in the melted butter, stir and blend until the butter is well incorporated with the batter.

  3. Transfer the batter into the madeleine pan and fill about 90% of each "hole". Don't spread it. Bake for 12 minutes or until they turn light brown.

  4. Remove the madeleine pan from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack.

  5. You might need to tap the madeleine pan to release the madeleines. Sprinkle with a little bit of powdered sugar before serving.

Recipe Notes

To make the madeleine extra humpy, chill the batter in the fridge for a couple of hours before baking.

Nutrition Facts
Madeleine Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.