Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Chocolate Madeleines

Out of all cakes, breads and parties that are available in the bakery shops, my boy has this passion towards Chocolate Madeleine. Whenever we are near ION, Orchard he will definitely requests me to get some of his favourite Madeleine from “Bread Society”. As he loves the rich ad moist texture of this cake he can have 2 to 3 pieces for his tea-snack.

Recently while arranging the bookshelves, I happened to come across this wonderful recipe, which I jotted down from one of Donna Hay’s cookbook that I had borrowed from the library a few years back.

From the step by step photo you can roughly see that this recipe is rather straight forward type that requires:- Whisking, Folding and Mixing of ingredients which is very easy to follow.

(Recipe adapted from Donna Hay's Cookbook)
Ingredients: (makes 12 Medium Size)
2 Eggs, (60g each)
75g Caster Sugar
50g Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
60g Unsalted Butter, melted
30g Mini Chocolate Chips for Toppings, optional

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree.

2. Place eggs and caster sugar in a bowl and whisk using a balloon whisk till combine.

3. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together for at least once.

4. Spoon sifted flour(s) over egg mixture and fold through with melted butter.

5. Spoon mixture into greased Madeleine tin or Silicon Mold until almost to the rim. (Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on it if you are using)

6. Bake for 10 minutes or until Madeleine spring back when lightly press.

Now with this foolproof recipe I can easily whipped up a tray or two of Chocolate Madeleine anytime whenever my boy request for his favourite tea-snack. And to us, we find that eating it a few hours after baking time will be even better as the texture will be more soft and moist compared to when they are just out and cool from the oven heat.


  1. it look so lovely, soft and chocolaty! im sure it taste yummy! i want to try that soon! *crave crave*

  2. Hi Ellena! The madeleines are so chubby and cute! Did you allow the batter to sit for a few hours in the fridge before using?

  3. Oh! Your chocolate madeleine look so both designs. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  4. Parsley Sage14/4/11 8:26 am

    Oh these look brilliant! Perfect little shells of yumminess. Thanks for sharing!

  5. beautiful madeleines! i love the seashell shaped can i know where you got the pan?

  6. Thanks Jess. I got the tray from one of my friend in Japan when she came back from Holiday. But you can get this online or at CK Tang I think.

  7. Thanks for the kind words, Parsley, Littlecornerofmine, Juliana and jasminelim. Do try them out if you like rich chocolate texture.

  8. Thanks travellingfoodies, nope i just bake it straight after i mixed in all the ingredients. But I read up some recipes they do need to chill for an hour or two before baking to achieve the humps.

  9. these look really good and seems easy to put together... am going to given them a try and test out my silicon molds :)

  10. The seashells then the "chocolaty" reminds me of those Belgium seashell chocolates ! :P

  11. Your son is so lucky! These looks so yummy Ellena. I start to wonder how can you make time to bake and cook delicious food NON STOP.... I barely have time. Can I ask you one question about your beautiful photography? Do you use special lights, or this is natural lights? My husband is talking me into buying lights but I worry about storage space (LOL). I can't always take pictures during daytime. Would you agree with my husband??? I'm sorry it's such a personal question...

  12. I love the seashells mould! Your madeleines looks great! :)

  13. I love your seashells mould. Your madeleines look great :)

  14. Nasi Lemak Lover14/4/11 3:12 pm

    you have just reminded me i have so long did not bake this, must make this for my kids soon.

  15. Hi Nami, my boy is a picky eater and a lot of food he don't eat so i have to kept on changing new menu for him :( Oh....some are natural lights some are after edting :p Em.... for my opinion it doesn't really a must to hav Flash for taking photos during dinner time or so, unless u don't mind to invest 1 :)

    For your information I don't owned a flash for my cam too :)

  16. I'm shocked! Just natural lights and photo editing...and these beautiful photos? Must be your talent for sureeee! I have a flash for my camera but I was thinking if I need those phogorapher's lights that stand in the room (LOL), but mini version... I think flash from camera should be off, but my kitchen & dining is dark by evening. :-( Thank you so much for answering my questions. So much to learn from you!

  17. mycookinghut15/4/11 4:46 am

    I love madeleines! Have never tried chocolate one.. will give it a go soon!

  18. Chocolate one is rich and irresistible especially for kids :p

  19. Erin @ Making Memories16/4/11 1:04 am

    I would agree. I love Madeleines but have never made chocolate ones before! I'm definitely going to try these!

  20. These look just wonderful. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I have some serious looking around to do!

  21. redpaperplanes22/11/11 12:43 am

    hi ellena, may i know where you got your orange silicon mould from? :D

  22. Hi there, you can get it from baking shop such  as Phoon Huat or Sun Lik if you staying in Singapore. If not some online baking utensils shop also selling too.

  23. Hi, they look beautiful, wonder if I could use normal red man cocoa powder instead? 


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