Spongy madeleines recipe is incredibly easy to make and will be eaten as fast as you make them. Madeleines are French mini cakes that are shell shaped and are plump and spongy. They are very popular in France and are usually flavoured with vanilla or citrus zest. These spongy madeleines are my kids’ favourite and they can’t get enough of them every time that I make them. They call them “surf boards”! LOL
I know you might have come across store-made prepackaged madeleines that look very pale yellow. Those SHOULD NOT be your reference for what they should look like! In fact, the classic madeleines have a big bump to them due to the contrast of temperature from the batter and the heat from the oven. That bump is normal. The uniform flat shaped madeleines from the store are far from being true madeleines. You will be surprise how easy and delicious homemade madeleines are.
How did I come up with this recipe?
There are a lot of recipes out there for madeleines that tend to result in a dry cake that is even drier 24 hours later. I researched a lot of recipes in French and English and came up with this recipe. My goal was to make sure that the cake is soft and spongy, and I was able to obtain that result by using oil, butter and milk. The oil and milk help keep the cake moist while the eggs help keep the batter together. The melted butter gives the cake its sponginess.
I know…Not the healthiest recipe. BUT it is dessert or snack. As long as you don’t eat them all you are fine. Besides, that fat is spread throughout the whole batter and the quantity is minimal.
Okay, I hope I have made my case for you not having to run 20 miles the next day.
What do you need to make madeleines?
You will need flour, butter, eggs, milk, canola oil, sugar, orange zest, vanilla and salt. Also, madeleines mold that you can find here.
How do you make spongy madeleines?
You start by slightly beating the eggs and sugar.
Add the honey, salt, oil, lemon zest and vanilla while whisking, until you get a homogenous mixture.
Add the baking powder, melted butter, milk and flour and mix well. Do not over mix it.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and put it the fridge for 30 min. This will help firm the batter in order to get that beautiful bump.
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Butter your mold. Then add all-purpose flour to your mold to prevent your madeleines from sticking to it.
Fill your mold with batter, but not completely, in order to give them room to expand.
Bake for 10 min.
Remove them from the mold right away otherwise, they will over bake.
Eat them warm or cold.Print
Spongy madeleines recipe in less than an hour.
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 ¼ stick of butter
- ¼ cup of milk
- ¼ cup of oil
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 2 tsp of honey
- 1 flat tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of lemon zest
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- Melt the butter and put it aside.
- In a bowl, beats the eggs with sugar and beat lightly.
- Add the honey, salt, oil, lemon zest and vanilla while whisking and you get a homogenous mixture.
- Add the baking powder, melted butter, milk, flour and mix well. Do not over mix it.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and put it the fridge for 30 min.
- Preheat your oven at 350F.
- Butter your mold. Then add all-purpose flour to your mold to prevent your madeleines from sticking to it.
- Fill your mold with batter but not completely in order to give them room to expand.
- Bake for 10 min.
- Remove them from the mold right away otherwise, they will over bake.
- Eat them warm or cold
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