Naughty but Nice Madeleines


Naughty but Nice Madeleines

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Two madeleines, one glazed and one sprinkled with powdered sugar

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    It may be naughty to overindulge in these tempting Madeleine sponge cakes. Next time you can be nice and just have one or two.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 24
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
    Hy-Vee flour
    ½ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    3 Hy-Vee large eggs, at room temperature
    ⅔ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    ⅛ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    2 tbsp. lemon zest
    1 ½ tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    1 ¼ c. cake flour or 1 c. plus 2 tbsp Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    ¾ tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
    Lemon Glaze
    1 c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    1 ½ tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 ½ tbsp. water


    1. Brush madeleine molds with melted butter. Dust lightly with flour, tapping out excess. Chill pan in refrigerator while preparing batter.
    2. In a small bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter in the microwave; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt on medium-high speed until pale and thickened, about 5 minutes. Beat in lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla until combined.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; using a sifter or fine sieve, sift one-third at a time over batter, folding in after each addition with a rubber spatula. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the batter into the melted butter; stir until well-combined. Fold butter mixture into remaining batter. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
    4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a rounded tablespoon for each, mound batter into prepared pan; do not spread. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are just light golden and centers are puffed and set. Invert and tap pan over cooling rack to remove.
    5. If glazing, cool just until easy to handle while preparing glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice and water. Dip madeleines into glaze, coating both sides. Cool thoroughly on cooling rack, ridge-side-up, until glaze is firm.
    6. If leaving unglazed, sift cooled madeleines with powdered sugar. Best served the same day. Store unglazed madeleines in a tightly covered container and glazed madeleines in a loosely covered container up to 3 days.
    7. Note on pans: A nonstick madeleine pan provides easier removal after baking than a traditional pan. If you don't have a madeleine pan, batter may be baked in regular-size muffin pans to produce little cakes resembling muffin tops. Any pan you use, whether nonstick or traditional, must be buttered and floured to prevent sticking.

    Nutrition facts


    120 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 5g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 40mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 4%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 4%
    Calcium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Summer 2014.