Lemon Madeleines #EasterSweetsWeek

This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines – A delicious French dessert perfect for spring! Light lemon cakes baked in a shell-shaped madeleine pan and topped with powdered sugar. These lemon madeleines are pure perfection!

Madeleines have been a favorite dessert of mine for years.  I used to get them from Costco whenever I hung out with one of my friends and we would spend the whole weekend munching on madeleines and watching movies.  When I made my first batch of homemade madeleines a few months ago (Pumpkin Spice Madeleines), I was so amazed with how simple these little French cakes are to make! This madeleine recipe makes such lovely, light madeleines with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.  Trust me, madeleines are going to be your new favorite dessert!

I was inspired to make these lemon madeleines when I saw that Adams Extracts was sending lemon extract for #EasterSweetsWeek.  The idea of always having lemon on hand as an extract was such a brilliant idea and works perfectly for baking! This madeleine recipe is my third recipe for this years #EasterSweetsWeek, make sure to check out my Hot Cross Buns and Coconut Cream Pie Dip too!

Madeleines Recipe

Tips and tricks on this lemon madeleines recipe

  • If you have Adams Lemon Extract on hand, you can sub in 1 teaspoon of it for the lemon juice and zest in the recipe.
  • Make sure you have a madeleine pan! HERE is the one I used!
  • What is a madeline? It is just a cake baked in a special shell-shaped pan into individual cookie-like desserts.
  • Can madeleines be frozen? Yes! Once they are cool, pop them in a freeze-safe bag and freeze them.  Once you are ready to eat them, thaw them.  To crisp them back up a bit, I popped mine in the toaster oven for a few minutes on warm.  Please use within 2 months.

Madeleine Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Lemon Madeleines

Lemon Madeleines - A delicious French dessert perfect for spring! Light lemon cakes baked in a shell-shaped madeleine pan and topped with powdered sugar. These lemon madeleines are pure perfection!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 18


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp butter melted and cooled
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Confectinoners' sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined and frothy.  Add in butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix together.  Sift in flour and baking soda, stirring until well combined.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease madeleine pan and dust it with flour.  Transfer a heaping tablespoon full of batter into each of the indentations and spread evenly.  Once each of the indentations is filled, place in oven and bake for 8-9 minutes.  The madeleine should be a bit golden and cooked through.  Place on a cooling rack and dust with powdered sugar once cool.

Looking for more dessert recipes? Check out my Vanilla Bean Chiffon Cake and Lavender Lemon Macarons!

Madeleine Cake
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Welcome to this year’s #EasterSweetWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We’re sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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This year we have are 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!




Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.


Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table



Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner a Anolon® Vesta™ 9-Inch Square Baker in Cobalt Blue


Prize #5 — Microplane is giving one (1) winner a Twist & Zest, grip & strip and a classic zester/grater

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from Marh 26th – April 1st at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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  • Reply
    March 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    This is my favorite version of madeleines! Perfect Easter treat!

  • Reply
    March 30, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I am a huge fan of French desserts. Love this Lemon Madeleines, its pics, and recipe.

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