When I was little, my mom would sometimes buy madeleines at the grocery store and I always thought they were cute seashell cakes. I never thought they were easy to make, but after watching the video of this recipe, I couldn’t help but to walk to the nearest store and buy the madeleine molds. There were only two things I did differently, I used lime zest instead of lemon and I greased the molds with butter and some flour. They are moist, full of flavor and perfect for tea time.


Here are the ingredients and steps to follow!

2 eggs
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
zest of 2 limes
4 tbls butter
1 tbls powdered sugar for decoration

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour 12 madeleine molds.
  • Melt butter and let cool to room temperature.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, and salt until light.
  • Beating constantly, on high speed, add sugar gradually until mixture is thick and ribbons form in bowl.
  • Sift flour into mixture a little at a time, gently fold after each addition.
  • Add lime zest and pour melted butter. Gently fold and spoon batter into molds.
  • Bake 14 minutes, until madeleines are golden.
  • Use tip of a knife to loosen madeleines from pan and let cool on a rack.
  • Sprinkle with some powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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