Lemon Madeleines



Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated May 18, 2022)



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Classic French lemon-scented madeleines. Serve these plump, soft, bite-sized cakes warm from the oven.


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter175 g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour210 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder3 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt¼ teaspoon
  • Egg icon
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk2
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar150 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract1 dash
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon1juice of, zest of
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugaras needed

  • 1. Add unsalted butter to a clean small glass bowl
  • 2. Heat in microwave or on the stove until melted and set aside
  • 3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder and salt to a clean medium bowl
  • 4. Whisk briefly until combined then set aside
  • 5. Add egg, egg yolk and granulated sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 6. Whisk until pale and light - approx 5 min, medium speed
  • 7. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest to the sugar-egg mixture
  • 8. Whisk until combined - medium speed
  • 9. Add the melted butter and mix
  • 10. Transfer dry ingredients to batter bit by bit while mixing with a spatula until combined
  • 11. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  • 12. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  • 13. Generously grease 2 clean madeleine pans with butter
  • 14. Spoon batter into the pans
  • 15. Bake until golden brown - 8 min, 200°C
  • 16. Transfer onto cooling rack
  • 17. Dust with powdered sugar

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