Madeleine cakes are an extremely distinctive small sponge cake recognizable by their shell shape, which they get from the design of this baking supply. Try baking this easy to make, and delicious cake in a Madeline pan.
Our Madeline pans are available in steel, tin, and even silicone. These bite-sized treats taste similar to pound cake, but Madeleines have a noticeable lemon flavor. Aside from the mold, the ingredients for Madeleines are easy to find and the dessert itself is fairly easy to make. The ingredients in a Madeleine cake are very simple: milk, sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and a hint of lemon or orange zest.
The key to making a good-looking Madeleine is to make sure the batter rests and cools for the right amount of time. Once cool, it is easiest to pour the batter into the shell-shaped molds by using the same type of bag used to decorate pastries. Squirt a little in each mold and set to bake in the oven. It is important not to wobble your pan once filled with batter to make it even.
One of the trademark characteristics of a Madeleine cake is the bump that forms on the top once the cake rises. If you see this, know that it is completely normal, in fact, it is desirable. Once cooked, you may remove the cakes from the pan immediately. Madeleine biscuits are best eaten soon after cooking. Make the Madeline your new house specialty with any of our easy to use Madeleine pans.