Chocolate Madeleines


Chocolate madeleines are even better than the classic ones. A soft mini cake, dipped in chocolate. Ready in half an hour.

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Chocolate madeleines
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-01-29, this recipe is for 24 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 17-04-2021

30 minutes 24 people Pie and cake
Chocolate madeleines


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  • 200 gram butter + extra
  • 3 eggs
  • 130 gram sugar
  • 1,5 tablespoons baking powder
  • 200 gram all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • optional: chocolate for dipping, we've used milk chocolate
Chocolate madeleines ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • small saucepan
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • fine sieve
  • piping-bag
  • oven
  • madeleine baking pan (or 2, for 24 madeleines in total)
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • small pan + bowl (to create bain-marie)
  • cooling rack

Chocolate Madeleines

30 minutes 24 people Pie and cake

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Melt the butter in the small saucepan. Combine the eggs and sugar until you've reached a smooth mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and sieve them into the egg mixture.

The batter will now be done. Pour the batter into a piping-bag and place in the fridge until it's completely cooled off.  

Chocolate madeleines
Chocolate madeleines

Finishing the chocolate madeleines -- 20 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 210 degrees celsius or 410 degrees fahrenheit and coat the madeleine pans with butter.

Fill the pans for about 2/3rd with the batter, not too much because the madeleines will rise in the oven. If you also only have 1 madeleine pan, you'll need to bake them in batches.

Bake the madeleines for about 10 minutes, check with a wooden skewer if they're done. Let them cool off on the cooling rack while you melt the chocolate for dipping.

Create a bain marie by adding a layer of water to the pan and place a bowl on top. Make sure the water won't touch the bowl, the steam will melt the chocolate inside the bowl.

Classic French madeleines
Classic French madeleines

DIP the madeleines into the chocolate, wait until the chocolate is set and enjoy! We also have a recipe for the classic French madeleines

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