Classic Lemon Madeleines

Classic Lemon Madeleines

These are perfect soft little lemon cakes in the shape of a shell with a lemon drizzle.


  • 60g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g egg
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1 lemon 
  • 160g icing sugar


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan then leave to cool in the pan
  2. Whip the egg and the caster sugar together with a whisk for 2-3 minutes until thick and forms ribbons.
  3. Zest the lemon into the sugar and egg mixture and incorporate the flour little by little and then the baking powder.
  4. Add the cooled butter to the mixture and then scoop in to a piping bag and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, pipe into 10 madeleine moulds and place in to an oven at 170C for 9-10 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, place on to a wire rack to cool.
  7. In  a bowl mix the lemon juice and icing sugar, place in to a piping bag and drizzle over the madeleines.
  8. Serve and enjoy

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