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Madeleines are a delightful little French butter cake perfect for serving with tea or coffee. Their light sponge texture with crispy buttery edges makes them irresistible!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword madeleines
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chilling Time 50 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 20
Author Amanda Rettke



  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (94g) all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • powdered sugar


  • 3/4 cup (94g) confectioners sugar sifted
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry jam
  • food coloring



  1. Melt butter and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, beat eggs, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer until light in color. Gradually add in the sugar and continue beating for 5-10 minutes until mixture is thick, pale, and drops down in the bowl like ribbons.
  3. Sift a third of the flour into the egg mixture, folding it in after each addition.
  4. Take about 1/2 cup egg mixture and mix it with the cooled butter. (This is important for adequately mixing in the butter into the batter.) Mix this tempered butter into the rest of the batter, folding it in until combined.
  5. Cover batter with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 60-90 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush molds with melted butter and then use a cookie scoop to drop the batter into the wells. No need to spread. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges start to lightly brown and tops spring back when gently pressed with your fingertip.

  7. Immediately remove from pan onto a cooling rack with the bottom ruffle edge up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


  1. Mix all glaze ingredients together and dip warm Madeleines in.

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