Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

These wonderful little light sponge cakes are an individual buttery treat. They freeze very well but they won't last long when your family samples these goodies.


  1. Beat eggs until light yellow in color; add sugar, butter, vanilla, zest and continue mixing.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and add to wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Place a tablespoon of batter into each well-greased, madeline mold.
  5. Bake for 8- 12 minutes or until light golden in color.
  6. Turn out madelines and cool.
  7. Dust with confectionery sugar.
  8. Serve.
Most Helpful

Wow. These are so easy and so good. I can't believe I've been paying bakery prices all these years.

nburke August 15, 2011

These Madeleines have the perfect texture and not too sweet. I only found them to taste a bit 'eggy'.

Flowerfairy October 26, 2010

I must be doing something wrong. This is the second time I've tried this recipe (I love madeleines). The taste is too eggy and lacking in the typical flavor I associate with madeleines. There is also not enough sugar - it is hardly sweet. The texture though is where I'm totally stumped. This is much lighter than the store bought ones and not in a good way. I think that is partly because they spread too much. If I try it again, I will definitely use 4 eggs, more sugar and more flour. Sorry this didn't work out, I really wanted to like it! Thank you.

Dimpi February 04, 2010