Have you already baked madeleines? If you haven’t you should definitely give it a try. Trust me you won’t be looking back.

One could easily get intimidated by these delicately fluffy little cakes with lightly crisp edges, however, if you simply follow the below recipe you will discover how easy they are to bake and that they taste so much better than store-bought ones.

Madeleines are perfect snacks to add to your children’s snackboxes or lunchboxes or simply for you to enjoy with a cup of tea! They make as well beautiful edible gifts ;)

This recipe is designed for 50 madeleines. This may sound a lot at first however they go like hot cakes :) and if ever you still have some left they freeze really well.

Bon appétit!

Madeleines recipe - Croque-Maman SQ


Course: Snack
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 50 madeleines

Madeleines: a classic French recipe. These beautiful little cakes are easy to make, much better than the store bought and they freeze well. They are a perfect addition to your kids lunchboxes or for you with a cup of tea ;) What are you waiting for?



  • 6 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 100 g honey
  • 1 lime or lemon for a a more traditional recipe Only the zest will be used
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 baking powder
  • 250 g butter melted


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, salt and honey until whitened. 

  2. Prepare your lime/lemon zest.

  3. Add the flour, baking powder, butter and lime/lemon zest to the mixing bowl and stir until just combined.

  4. Cover your mixing bowl with cling film and place in the fridge to rest for at least one hour and up to overnight.

  5. Pre-heat your oven to 220°C. Meanwhile, lightly butter your baking tins and fill them up to 2/3 of the height. 

  6. Bring the oven temperature down to 200°C and place your baking tins in the oven for around 10 minutes.