Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Stang, La Boule Patisserie & Bakery

Try this delicious cardamom twist on a classic! If any of your madeleines don’t come out just right, just remember: a little icing or a dusting of icing sugar can go a long way towards hiding blemishes.

Orange Spiced Madeleines

Yield: Serves 6


260 g flour

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground cardamom

½ tsp ground ginger

7 g baking powder

212 g sugar

32 g brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

3 Tbs honey

2 tsp orange zest

Around five large eggs

260 g melted butter


  1. Sift flour, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and baking powder together.
  2. With a whisk, combine sugars, salt, honey, orange zest, and eggs until just incorporated.
  3. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture using a spatula. Fold in melted butter.
  4. Pipe or scoop batter into madeleine moulds until about three quarters full. Chill for at least an hour and a half.
  5. Preheat oven to 350º F. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from mould onto cooling rack.

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