Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from a co-worker, who apparently originally got the recipe from the Martha Stewart website. These are light and spongey with a slight lemon flavor, a real treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter and lightly flour madeleine pan (see the Guide). In medium bowl, whisk both flours and salt together. In bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat eggs and sugar together. Add vanilla and lemon zest, then flour mixture; beat until just combined. On low speed, pour in melted butter in a steady stream; mix until incorporated.
  2. Spoon rounded tablespoon batter into each form. Bake 5 minutes; reduce oven to 350°; bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes more. Let cool slightly; remove from pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve.
Most Helpful

Excellent! I tried the French Madeleines recipe first, but this was much better. I cut the recipe in half and it filled my large Madeleine pan from Williams Sonoma perfectly. I had a hard time figuring out last time how much lemon zest to use, and they came out too lemony, I'd say i used about 1/2 teaspoon for this time and it was perfect! I ate most this morning, but just pulled them out of the fridge for an evening snack, and they were even better cold and a bit more crispy!

Laurelbelle January 11, 2009

These were very good. I used a whole teaspoon of zest but we didn't find it too lemony so I will probably just zest the whole lemon next time. Light and delicious. This will go in the permanent rotation. It didn't quite fill my 18-well Madeleine pan twice, and I was too scant with some of them. I will have to make a double batch next time (even though it will be a pain to turn the oven down and back up again).

jackieblue April 28, 2012

I came to enter a recipe for madeleines that I had made from Bon Apetit and found this recipe so similar I decided to rate it instead. The only difference is that I used all all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest. They came out beautiful and delicious!

cookiedog February 07, 2009