Baking, Desserts

Lemon Madeleines

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 12 people

Lemon Madeleines

TIP: If desired, dip madeleines in melted chocolate.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Dairy

Recipe tags


  • 50g butter, plus extra for greasing tin
  • 50g self-raising flour, plus extra for flouring tin
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ½ Lemon zested
  • Icing sugar to dust
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice

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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 175°C. Grease madeleine tin with butter and dust lightly with flour.

  • Step 2

    Add butter to small saucepan and set over low to medium heat. Melt butter and stir frequently until beginning to brown. Be careful not to burn. Remove pan from the heat and leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, add eggs, sugar and lemon zest and mix to combine.

  • Step 4

    Attach the hand mixer attachment to the power base then assemble the beaters. Select power to begin mixing on speed 1 then slowly increase to speed 4 until mixture is pale in color and thick, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add lemon juice and melted butter to mixture. Select power to begin mixing on speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 4, mixing until combined. Fold in flour.

  • Step 6

    Spoon a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each madeleine hole in prepared tin.

  • Step 7

    Transfer tin to oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or when the madeleines are risen, golden, and springy to touch.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, ease madeleines out of tin with a palette knife or skewer and then carefully turn out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool, then dust with icing sugar before serving.