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Easy Gluten Free Madeleines
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These Gluten Free Madeleines are deliciously tempting little cakes with a buttery coating - irresistible. Can be made dairy free if you wish. Perfect little morsels to go with a lovely cup of tea. Even better for picnics.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
resting time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Tea Time
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keyword: easy, French, simple
Servings: 14 Madeleines
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Glutarama


  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 g plain gluten free flour
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g butter melted and cooled


  • Brush the Madeleine tin with melted butter (if you want a real authentic nutty taste you can melt a knob of butter in a pan until it just starts to change colour) dust tray with flour and tap off excess.
  • Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a bowl until frothy and light.
  • Add your cooled butter and whisk again until thoroughly incorporated
  • Add the flour and lightly fold in with the whisk
  • Finally, add the lemon juice and zest and leave the mixture for 1.5hrs ... be patient!
    NOTE: you can leave these in the fridge if its a hot day, or simply leave on the side in the kitchen, just remember to cover it to prevent flies...or naughty finger dipping!
  • Set your oven to 180°C | 160°C fan | 350°F | Gas 4
  • Fill the Madeleine tin to the top of each mould.
  • Bake for 10mins and enjoy the wonderful smells that emit from your oven!
  • Either allow to cool for later or eat while still warm - utter bliss!


Top Tip:
I cannot stress how important it is to leave this mixture for at least 30mins it makes a huge difference and can literally lead to the rise or fall of your Madeleine's.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg