Easy Peasy French Madeleine Cakes

Whip up a batch of these little French cakes called Madeleines! They’re soft, sweet, and perfect for snacking or with your afternoon tea. Here’s a simple way to make them at home.

What You Need:

  • 2/3 cup of regular flour
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 big eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring
  • A pinch (1/4 teaspoon) of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons of butter (no salt in it), melted and let cool down
  • A little powdered sugar to make them look pretty (this is just if you want)
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Let’s Make Cakes:

  1. Mix Dry Stuff:
    • First, in a big bowl, mix together your flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Add Wet Stuff:
    • In another bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla together until it’s all frothy. Then, pour this into your bowl of dry ingredients. Stir it up!
  3. Butter Time:
    • Now, take your cooled, melted butter and gently mix it into your batter until everything is just combined.
  4. Chill:
    • Put your batter in the fridge for a little bit, about 1 hour. This helps make your Madeleines super tasty.
  5. Get Ready to Bake:
    • While your batter is chilling, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). If you have a Madeleine pan, great! If not, a mini muffin pan works too. Just make sure to grease it so your cakes don’t stick.
  6. Bake:
    • Spoon your chilled batter into the pan, filling each little mold about 3/4 full.
    • Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until they’re puffed up and golden.
  7. Cool and Dust:
    • Let them cool a bit, then pop them out of the pan. If you’re feeling fancy, dust them with powdered sugar.

And there you have it, your very own homemade French Madeleine Cakes! Enjoy them with a cup of tea or just as they are.