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Chilli Chocolate Madeleines

Soft spongy moreish madeleines flavoured with mild chilli chocolate. Best eaten on the day they are made.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cakes, chillies, chocolate, honey, madeleines, mini cakes, quick
Servings: 12 madeleines
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • 50 g golden caster sugar (I used cardamom sugar)
  • 75 g flour - half wholemeal, half white
  • 20 g chilli drinking chocolate powder or use 15g of cocoa powder and ¼ tsp cayenne pepper.
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  • Melt butter in a pan over gentle heat, then allow to cool a little.
  • Place sugar, honey and eggs into a mixing bowl then whisk until pale and thick.
  • Pour the butter down the side of the bowl and fold in gently.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and drinking chocolate and fold in lightly, but thoroughly.
  • Spoon the mixture into a 12 hole silicon madeleine mould or greased and floured tin moulds. Or if you don't have either of these, you can use muffin cases.
  • Bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 10 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg