Chocolate Madeleines Chocolate Madeleines

Author: Canadian Living

The shell-shaped moulds used for these French delicacies are available at specialty cookware shops.

  • Portion size 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch icing sugar


In large bowl, cream butter thoroughly; gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add eggs and beat until smooth. Stir in orange rind. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Sift one-half of the flour mixture into butter mixture; stir until combined. Repeat with remaining flour mixture.

Spoon tablespoonfuls of batter into greased and floured madeleine moulds. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Turn out onto wire racks and let cool. Dust with icing sugar.

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Chocolate Madeleines