Easy and Moist Madeleines

Easy and Moist Madeleines

These are soft, moist, melt-in-your-mouth madeleine cakes. Just mix bake. You only need simple ingredients, so you can make them whenever you want. They make great presents.

Ingredients: (9 cm madeleine cakes)

Cake flour
100 g
Baking powder
Lemon juice
as you like


1. If you use good eggs, it'll taste better. Melt butter completely in the microwave or over a bowl of hot water.
2. Beat eggs and sugar well in a bowl with a whisk.
3. Combine flour and baking powder and sift into the bowl. Mix well with a rubber spatula.
4. When everything has blended well, add melted butter in batches and mix well each time. Aim for a shiny batter. If you're adding lemon juice, do so here.
5. Fill the moulds up to about 80 - 90% full and let them sit in the fridge for around 1 hour. You can bake them straight away, but the batter will settle better if you let them rest.
6. Bake for 17 minutes in a 355F/180C oven. When they have risen and have a nice golden colour, they're done.
7. Let cool and leave them overnight. They're ready when they're nice and moist. For a grown-up taste, brush on a bit of liqueur when they're baked.
8. Another version. Make with 90 g cake flour and 20 g matcha for Japanese-style madeleine cakes. Sift during Step 3.

Story Behind this Recipe

I have been trying to master basic sweet recipes. This is one that came to mind.