• 1 egg
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 70 grams (2/3 cup) flour
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) butter, melted
  • 15 grams (2 tablespoons) cocoa powder
  • 0.5 orange, zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 75 grams (2.6 ounces) white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • blue matcha (optional)


  • Mixing Bowl

    Choose a **large bowl** to whisk ingredients without making a mess.

  • Electric Mixer

    A **sturdy mixer** saves time and effort, ensuring your batter is perfectly airy.

  • Silicone Madeleine Mold

    These molds are crucial! They create that iconic shell shape and ensure even baking.

  • Sifter

    Prep your dry ingredients by sifting to avoid any lumps for a smooth mix.

  • Saucepan

    This is perfect for melting your chocolate evenly without burning it.


Step 1

1. Preheat your oven to 356Β°F (180Β°C) and grease a silicone madeleine mold.

Step 2

2. Whip the egg with the sugar for about 3 minutes until it's light and foamy. Make sure your egg is at room temperature for better volume.

Step 3

3. Add the orange zest and orange juice to the mixture and stir to combine.

Step 4

4. Gradually sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Mix gently to maintain the foamy texture. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 5

5. Slowly pour the melted butter into the batter, folding gently until well combined. Ensure the butter is cool before adding to avoid deflating the batter.

Step 6

6. Fill each cavity of the prepared madeleine mold with batter using a teaspoon, filling about 3/4 full.

Step 7

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the centers spring back when touched.

Step 8

8. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the chopped white chocolate and blue matcha powder (if using). Stir constantly until smooth and uniform. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat immediately if it starts to bubble.

Step 9

9. Once the madeleines are baked and slightly cooled, dip them halfway into the white chocolate glaze. Let them set on a wire rack until the chocolate firms up.


Classic & Chic: *Serve your madeleines with a fresh cup of Earl Grey tea or a latte. The warmth pairs perfectly with the zestiness of the orange and the sweetness of the white chocolate glaze.* πŸ΅β˜•

Fun and Festive: *Add a splash of color by topping them with edible glitter or sprinkles. Perfect for kids' parties or holiday gatherings!* πŸŽ‰πŸŒˆ

Gourmet Delight: *Pair these treats with a dollop of whipped cream and a side of fresh berries. It's an elegant dessert that's sure to impress your dinner party guests.* πŸ“πŸ‡πŸ°

Brunch Buddy: *Arrange them on a pastry platter alongside croissants, muffins, and fresh fruit for a delightful Sunday brunch spread.* πŸ‡πŸ₯πŸ“


Going Gluten-Free: *Substitute the regular flour with equal parts of **gluten-free all-purpose flour**. You’ll get the same fluffiness without the gluten!* 🌾🚫

Vegan Vibes: *Replace the egg with a **flax egg** (1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal mixed with 2.5 tablespoons of water) and use **vegan butter** instead of regular butter. Opt for a good-quality **plant-based white chocolate** for the glaze.* πŸŒ±πŸ’š


  • Why did my madeleines turn out flat?

    This usually happens if the batter lost its volume. Make sure to fold in the flour and other dry ingredients gently.

  • How do I prevent my madeleines from sticking to the mold?

    Grease your silicone molds with a bit of butter or baking spray to ensure easy removal.

  • Can I add other flavors to my madeleines?

    Absolutely! Try adding vanilla extract, replacing cocoa with matcha for green tea madeleines, or even a bit of almond extract.

  • What’s the best way to store madeleines?

    Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen and warmed up when needed.

  • Can I double the recipe?

    Yes, just make sure to adjust your mixing times slightly to accommodate the larger volume.

  • Can I make the batter ahead of time?

    Yes, you can refrigerate the batter for up to 24 hours. Just give it a gentle stir before baking.

Nutrition facts

Chocolate madeleines with blue matcha
Recipe Yield:12 servings
Calories:Per serving
Calories (Min - Max):140 - 160
Total Fat:8g
Saturated Fat:5g
Total Carbohydrate:16g
Total Sugars:12g