Real Madeleines


These madeleines are the real deal. This recipe gives foolproof step-by-step instructions so that you can make perfect madeleines right in your own kitchen. The sign of a good madeleine is the tell-tale 'hump' on the reverse side of each cake.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
25 madeleines


  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, and honey in a large bowl. Whisk gently for 4 to 5 minutes. Avoid whisking too vigorously and do not use high speed if using an electric mixer; the end mixture should be light and frothy.

  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the egg mixture. Fold in gently until well combined. Add melted butter and salt, stirring well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill batter in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 460 degrees F (240 degrees C).

  4. Fill silicone madeleine molds with the batter, filling each 3/4 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 minute, then reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 4 minutes, then reduce again to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have silicone madeleine molds, you can use metal molds instead. Be sure to butter them well and dust with flour.

If your madeleine molds are very small, only bake them for 4 minutes in the last step, otherwise they will get too dark.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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