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Spiced Madeleines

Spiced Madeleines with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves

These cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove-scented Madeleines make such a pretty dessert to 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
Keyword madeleines
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 89kcal
Author Jere' @One Hot Oven


  • Madeleine Pan



  • Melt the butter in the microwave or a saucepan. Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl beat the sugar and eggs for five to seven minutes until the mixture becomes pale and has tripled in volume.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices and whisk to combine.
  • Spoon the flour mixture over the egg batter and gently fold the flour into the batter with a rubber spatula to combine.
  • Pour the cooled melted butter over the batter and again, gently fold into the batter until combined.
  • Chill the batter for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and generously grease and flour the Madeleine pan. Butter is my preferred choice.
  • Spoon a tablespoon of batter into each mold.  
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Watch carefully so they don't over brown.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then remove from the pan. Once cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Madeleines taste best warm but will keep for several days in a covered container.
Superfine sugar is also called Caster Sugar or Baker's Sugar  - If you do not have superfine sugar you can make it in a food processor, spice grinder or blender. Simply add the amount of regular white sugar you need in the recipe and add additional sugar and grind for a few seconds to make a finer sugar crystal.
For this recipe add 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra sugar to the 3/4 cups of sugar before grinding.


Serving: 1Madeleine | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 24mg