Spiced Madeleines with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves

These cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove-scented Madeleines make such a pretty dessert and pair with coffee, tea, and even a dessert wine.  Set out a platter dusted with powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Course Cake
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Author Jere' @One Hot Oven


  • 8 tbls butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/3 cup AP flour, sifted
  • 2 each eggs, large
  • 3/4 cups superfine sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and generously grease and flour the Madeleine pan

  2. In a medium bowl beat the sugar and eggs for five minutes until the mixture becomes pale and has tripled in volume.

  3. Combine the flour and spices and whisk to combine.  

  4. Fold in the flour and spices with the butter.  Mix to combine.

  5. Chill the batter for 1 hour.

  6. Spoon a tablespoon of batter into the mold.  

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Watch carefully so they don't over brown.

  8. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from the pan. Once cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.