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Homemade French dessert original madeleine cake

Homemade French dessert original madeleine cake

The homemade French dessert known as the original madeleine cake holds a special place in culinary history. This delectable treat, with its distinctive shell shape and delicate texture, has been enjoyed by dessert enthusiasts for centuries. The madeleine cake originated in France and is believed to have been created in the 18th century. It is said to have been named after a young servant girl named Madeleine who baked these cakes for the Duke of Lorraine. Since then, this delightful pastry has become a staple in French cuisine and has gained popularity worldwide.

Prep Time


5 people
Prep Time

Prep Time

30 min
Cook Time

Cook Time

10 min


Total Time
Total Time
40 min
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mixing bowl


baking pan

egg whisk


80g butter

80g low-gluten flour

40g sugar substitute or fine organic sugar

2 eggs

2g baking powder

a few drops of vanilla extract (alcohol free)


Madeleine cake is a French-style small dessert, also called shell cake. The method and recipe are very simple. Its small and cute appearance and iconic raised belly are loved by many bakers. It is a perfect holiday gift and lunch treat. Good choice for tea snacks.

Madeleine Cakes
Madeleine cakes

materials needed: 80g butter, 80g low-gluten flour, 40g sugar substitute or fine sugar, 2 eggs, 2g baking powder, a few drops of vanilla extract (alcohol free)

All the ingredients needed

First whisk the eggs and caster sugar until completely melted, then add a few drops of vanilla extract and stir well.

Whisk the eggs and the cane sugar together
whisk nicely together

Mix the flour and baking powder, sift into the egg mixture in two batches and mix well. Do not over mix to avoid gluten formation.

Sift the flour into the liquid
mix everything together evenly

Heat the butter into a liquid state. When it is warm, pour it into the batter and stir evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Pour in melted butter
Mix the batter nicely

Before injecting the batter, first apply a thin layer of melted butter in the mold, then sprinkle some powdered sugar, and shake off the excess powdered sugar. This way, the treated mold will be the best anti-stick and easier to demould.

butter and flour the mold

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, take out the solidified batter from the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for a while, then use an ice cream scoop or piping bag to pour the batter into the mold.

Inject the batter into the mold

Put it into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes. The temperature of each oven is different. Adjust the temperature according to the temperament of your own oven. As the heat rises, the belly of the madeleine cake will swell high. This is A sign of success is that the madeleine cake is baked until it is slightly golden on all sides.

Baking the Madeleine cake

Remove from the mold while hot and place on a rack to cool. The cute madeleine cake is ready. When eating, you can sprinkle some powdered sugar on the madeleine cake and drink it with a cup of coffee or black tea. It will be full of happiness. Full.

Madeleine cakes
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