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October 17, 2009

Chocolate Madeleines

I know what you’re thinking, “That does not look like a Madeleine.” Here’s the thing: ever since I saw Heavenly Housewife’s Madeleine post, I’ve been craving this French treat. But the trouble was that I do not own a Madeleine pan and the closest thing to one I do own is a tartlet pan so I decided to use that.

One of the many things I admire about French culture is their heavy use of butter, which makes this little cake so divine. And one of the many things I like about this recipe is that it uses only six ingredients!

It took me about 10 minutes to measure out/mix this batter and another 10 minutes to bake. As soon as I got the pan in the oven I realized I forgot to add the almonds that I ever-so-diligently chopped, so I had to sprinkle them over the top instead. This actually turned out to be a good thing, as the almonds certainly made the Madeleines look festive.

To make one dozen you’ll need:

2 eggs

1/3 c confectioner’s sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/3 c flour

1 tsp baking powder

60 g butter, melted – plus extra for pan

¼ c chopped almonds (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the pan liberally with butter and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs. Then sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into the mixture. Stir. Then add butter and stir until combined. Then fill each slot of the pan about 2/3 of the way and bake for 10 minutes. – Madeleines make a great pair with coffee, tea or milk.

Thank you for the recipe, Heavenly Housewife!


Marta from With Love... said...


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh looks great, chocolate mmmm :)

re comment I didn't know she was married to Jack, he's cute and talented.

Pam said...

They look delicious, especially with the almonds on top.

Karine said...

This looks delicious!

Hourray for chocolate and butter :)

Queen B. said...

** P E R F E C T! **

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, want to eat now!

O'Style said...

Chocolate! I love it as much as...


Thanks dear, your commnets are so sweet!


JT said...

wow! these look delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yum!
I love food blogs, definitely following you!


Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh, fabulous :D, I'm so glad you tried them! I don't think you need the madeline pan, yours look awesome even without the shell shape!

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm I love the nuts on top!

Barbara Bakes said...

The almonds on top look so pretty! Great way to improvise!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look really delicious! I love the topping!