Earl Grey Madeleines

I love Earl Grey tea, and decided to add it to my basic madeleine recipe. You can dust the madeleines with some powdered sugar before serving.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
48 madeleines


  • 1 ⅓ cups cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

  • 2 bags Earl Grey tea (such as Pickwick®), finely ground

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • 4 teaspoons melted butter, divided

  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided


  1. Sift cake flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Combine eggs and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy and doubled in volume, about 5 minutes. Fold in the flour mixture with a silicone spatula, 1/4 at a time, until batter is just combined.

  3. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, Earl Grey tea, and vanilla bean paste; mix until combined. Refrigerate batter for 2 to 24 hours.

  4. Prepare 2 madeleine pans by greasing each with 1 teaspoon melted butter and dusting with 1 teaspoon flour. Tap out excess flour. Refrigerate the prepared pans before baking.

  5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  6. Pipe or spoon some of the cold batter into the prepared pans. Fill the molds no more than 3/4 full. Transfer pans to the oven and reduce the temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  7. Bake until madeleines puff up and edges start to color, 6 to 9 minutes. Cool madeleines on a wire rack or paper towels. Wipe out the pans and repeat to finish the batter.

Cook's Notes:

Scrape seeds from 1 vanilla bean instead of using vanilla bean paste, if desired.

Consider serving with a dab of buttercream frosting to add sweetness. Beat powdered sugar, whipping cream, soft butter, and a little vanilla bean paste together to make buttercream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 14mg 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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