Orange & Ginger Madeleines

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 180 kcal
Author Samantha



  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour* or regular all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch Himalayan pink salt or regular salt
  • 3 medium-large eggs
  • 2/3 cup white or raw caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 medium-large orange
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 110 g salted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp icing/confectioners sugar, to dust


  • 12- hole madeleine pan
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-2 Tbsp gluten free flour or regular flour
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and sugar. Whisk vigorously until pale yellow, approx. 1 minute.
  3. Add orange zest, ginger and vanilla, whisk to combine.
  4. Add half the flour mixture into the whisked eggs, gently folding with a spatula until just combined. Add remaining flour and fold until just combined.
  5. Pour in melted butter and gently fold through until well combined, ensuring not to over-mix.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF).
  8. To prepare madeleine pan: Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Take a pastry brush and lightly brush a little of the melted butter into each madeleine well.
  9. Add 1 tablespoon flour into a small fine mesh sieve or mesh tea ball.
  10. Lightly dust a layer of flour into each madeleine well.
  11. Turn pan over and into the kitchen sink, tap the side of the pan a few times to remove any excess flour. Pan is ready.*
  12. Remove batter from refrigerator.
  13. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into the middle of each madeleine well. Leaving the batter untouched, it will spread out into the wells during baking.
  14. Bake 7-8 minutes or until madeleines are slightly golden around the edges and spring back when lightly pressed in the middle.
  15. Remove and cool in pan for 2 minutes.
  16. Take pan and onto a clean bench, lightly tap side of pan on the bench and the madeleines should fall out by themselves. Alternatively, remove each from pan using your hands.
  17. Transfer to a wire rack and dust over icing sugar.
  18. Serve warm or cool completely and store for later.
  19. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store madeleines in an airtight container, in the pantry or refrigerated, for 3-4 days. Best served fresh.

*I use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour

**If you would like a visual on how to prepare a madeleine pan, simply head to Youtube to find a tutorial. 

Nutrition Facts
Orange & Ginger Madeleines
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.