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Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines are dainty and delicate little cakes that are shell shaped and just melt in your mouth. They are baked in a special shell shaped baking pan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 32 Madeleines


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • tbsp Egg replacer whisked in 4½tbsp water (or use 1egg and 1 egg yolk)
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, egg replacer mixture (or the egg and egg yolk), lemon zest, vanilla and butter.
  • Stir in the yogurt, lemon juice and flour mixture, mixing just until blended.
  • Using a tablespoon, fill pan cavities with a rounded tablespoon of batter. Bake for 12~14 minutes or until the madeleines are lightly browned.
  • Cool for 2 minutes and remove them onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Wash and prepare the pan; repeat with remaining batter. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.