A French Classic perfect madeleines

A French patisserie classic, these beautiful shell shaped cakes are a lightly flavoured with lemon. These delicate madeleines are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Homemade Madeleine


2 eggs, 100g golden caster sugar, 100g plain flour, 1 lemon, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 100g melted butter, 50g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 and lightly grease a standard 12 cup madeleine tin or a 24 cup mini madeleine tin.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and caster sugar until light, fluffy and fully combined. 
  3. Gently whisk in the flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder and melted butter until lump free.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the madeleine tin, filling each cavity 3/4 full then bake for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool the dust with a generous serving of icing sugar.