French Madeleines

Madeleines are shell-shaped cakes made using a Madeleine mold available from Trudeau.  The flavour is similar to, but lighter than sponge cake and Madeleines are best eaten on the day of making!


  • 90 g Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 90 g Sugar (Icing sugar or very fine sugar)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Package Vanilla sugar
  • 90 g Flour
  • Grind of ½ Lemon and ½ Orange
  • 1 oz Rum


  1. Melt butter over low heat, take of the burner and let cool.
  2. Mix eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar until very creamy.
  3. Fold flour, lemon and orange grind and rum into the mix.
  4. Slowly add the cool butter.
  5. As required grease the pan and fill the dough into the forms.
  6. Preheat oven to 200º C
  7. Place form in the middle of the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Place Madeleines on cooling rack and let cool.
  9. Decorate with a dusting of icing sugar or dip half the Madeleine into semi sweet chocolate glaze.