Lemon and Cherry Madeleines (GF)

Madeleines, gluten-free, coeliac, free-from, gf, cherry, lemon, cake

Makes: 12

Madeleines make the perfect accompaniment to enjoy with a mid-morning cup of tea. They are light as a feather and best enjoyed on the same day as baking.


2 medium eggs
½ teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
½ lemon, zest and juice
85g / 3oz caster sugar
85g / 3oz gluten-free plain flour
½ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
85g / 3oz butter, melted and cooled slightly
4 cherries, sliced into thirds
Icing sugar, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / 400°F / Gas 6


1. Brush the madeleine tray with a little melted butter, then leave on one side.

2. In a medium sized bowl place the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice and sugar. Whisk until evenly combined. Gradually add the flour, baking powder and melted butter. Continue to whisk for 5 minutes.

3. Carefully pour the mixture into the madeleine tray and place a slice of cherry in the middle of each cake mould.

4. Bake in the oven for approximately 8-10 minutes depending on your oven, then remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Lightly dust with icing sugar and enjoy immediately.

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  • comment-avatar
    emma amoscato July 28, 2016 (8:01 pm)

    I love a good biscuit with my mid-morning cup of tea and these sound lovely and light. #freefromfridays

    • comment-avatar
      Kate Hardie July 29, 2016 (5:51 am)

      Thanks Emma, particularly popular with the children 🙂 #freefromfridays