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Chocolate Chips Madeleine

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A light, soft, and smooth in texture similar to a sponge cake and wonderful tasty Chocolate Chips Madeleine

What is a Madeleine

The madeleine or petite madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions.


  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 50g 2(oz) ground almonds
  • 125g (4oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (2oz) plain flour
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Mini choc chips
Chocolate Chips Madeleine


  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Grease and dust with flour 12-hole madeleine mould.
  3. Heat butter until it foams and starts to smell nutty.
  4. Then leave to cool.
  5. Combine the ground almond, icing sugar, and flour in a bowl and whisk into egg whites.
  6. Pour the cooled butter into the bowl and whisk until evenly combined.
  7. Leave the mixture to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the moulds.
  9. Place the chocolate chip oven in the madeleines and carefully press inside the madeleines.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes, transfer to wire rack tool for 2 minutes before serving.

Prepared, tried, and tested by Joy Martin Smyth

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