Madeleines are small rich cakes, typically baked in a shell-shaped mold and are often decorated with nuts, coconut shavings, sugary dips, and coconut shavings. If you’ve never had one, you NEED to try one. They are the perfect cake-cookie. Enjoy these 10 magnificent madeleine recipes…
Grab a Madeleine Pan to cook some at home!
1. Honey & Orange Madeleines
Sweet and fragrant with the scent of warm honey and vibrant orange, these honey and orange madeleines are to-die-for! These French little cakes are one of my favorite sweet treats to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
2. Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Madeleines
Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Madeleines are a classic French cookie with kiss of chocolate and a lemony finish.
3. Spiced Madeleines
Madeleines are one of my favorite things to bake, and making a batch is really easy as you need to make the batter in advance, and bake it from chilled. Once ready the batter can safely be kept in the fridge for a few days, and the cakes only take a about 10 minutes to bake, prep ahead at its best!
4. Rosemary & Strawberry Madeleines with White Chocolate
Simple, sweet, light and airy madeleines – they are unbelievably yum! This one has rosemary infused with the sweetness of strawberries giving it a wonderful twist and the sweet and spicy aroma of strawberries, rosemary and vanilla is just delightful!
5. Blueberry Madeleines
Blueberries are ripe and delicious in stores now. If I’m not eating them by the handful, I like baking with them, they are so juicy and sweet, they are a great addition to baked goods.
6. Pumpkin Madeleines
Make some of these. They will help, trust me. I’m in a way better mood after eating
a couple MANY of these.
7. Chocolate Chip Madeleines
Both baking and eating are so easy. This petit cake is famous because of the episode of madeleines by French writer Marcel Proust. And this is one of the first desserts I learned at the French cooking school, meaning this is a basic traditional French recipe.
8. Green Tea Madeleines
Delicate and soft classic French cookies flavored with matcha powder, these Green Tea Madeleines make the most delightful sweet treat. Invite your friends over and enjoy with Japanese tea like sencha, hojicha, or genmaicha.
9. Madeleines with Lemon Curd
Madeleines are delightful little French cakes that are tender, sweet, and buttery. They’re often flavored with orange, cocoa, or stuffed like they are here in these madeleines with lemon curd.
10. Strawberry Lemonade Madeleines
These strawberry lemonade madeleines are my tribute to the season’s last gasp. Not quite cookies and not quite cakes, these buttery seashell-shaped treats are usually flavored with nothing more than a wisp of vanilla or lemon.