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This small French cookie/cake is very easy to make and delicious to eat.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 20
  • 115 grams (1 cup) Plain all-purpose flour - plus more to dust the baking pan
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 65 grams (1/3 cup) sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 85 grams (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the eggs, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle and beat until the batter falls from the paddle in a ribbon. (It took me 6-7 minutes)
  3. Remove the bowl from the mixer and sprinkle the flour over the mixture and fold in with a spatula. Don't know how? Watch this video on How to fold flour into batter.
  4. Place melted butter into a small bowl and pour ⅓ of the egg batter into the butter and whisk to combine.
  5. Then pour the butter batter back into the mixing bowl and fold to combine and let it sit for an hour before baking.
  6. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  7. Grease and flour a madeleine pan and fill each each madeleine ¾ full and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and turn them out onto a baking rack to cool. Once cool dust with icing sugar and then eat.
Madaleines are best on the day they're made. They can be dipped in white, milk or dark chocolate and then add sprinkles, coconut or anything else you can think of.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at