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Lemon Recette Madeleines with poppyseeds.

Lemon Poppyseed French Madeleines

Recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Madeleines with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing. Light sponge cake texture with a wonderful lemon zest flavor. Perfect bite size cake servings and easy to freeze.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 Madeleines
Calories 193kcal
Author Jenn



  • 1 cup (125 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup ( 100 g) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter melted and cooled

Melted Butter For Pan

  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter melted and cooled


Madeleine Batter

  • Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment, combine sugar, eggs, egg white, zest, and lemon juice. 
  • Whisk on medium high speed for 8-10 minutes until a light airy foam like consistency is formed. Almost like a soft meringue.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and slowly begin folding in flour mixture a quarter at a time, with the poppy seeds.
  • Then, slowly pour in the cooled melted butter and gently fold into the mixture.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set in the fridge for 45 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C).
  • Brush melted butter across each shell shape to prevent sticking.
  • Fill each madeleine well with a heaping Tbsp of batter. Don't flatten the batter, it will melt and fill the shell shape as it bakes. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until a light golden brown crust has formed around the edges.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove and eat!


Calories: 193kcal