Chocolate Madeleines

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Savor these fluffy chocolate madeleines with their divine dome centers, crispy edges, and a dip in rich dark chocolate. Inspired by Julia Child’s classic recipe, these chocolate delights promise perfection every time, thanks to a special baking method.

Why You’ll Adore These Chocolate Madeleines

  • Double Chocolate Bliss: Indulge in the richness of Dutch process cocoa powder and a luscious chocolate dip.
  • Effortlessly Made: With minimal ingredients and simple steps, these treats are a breeze to whip up.
  • Textural Perfection: Experience the fluffy centers and perfectly crispy edges in every bite.

Chocolate Madeleines

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 20 madeleines


#### For the Chocolate Madeleines

  • 9 tablespoons 126 g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 125 g all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3 tablespoons 15 g cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup 134 g granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter for greasing the madeleine pan

#### For the Chocolate Dip

  • 1 cup 200 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling


  • In a saucepan, heat unsalted butter over medium-low heat until it turns golden brown and emits a nutty aroma. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until pale and shiny. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  • Gently fold in the cooled brown butter, then chill the batter for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush melted butter into each well of the madeleine pan.
  • Spoon about 1 ½ tablespoons of batter into each well and bake for 9-11 minutes until domed.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the chocolate dip, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Dip each madeleine and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Chill to set the chocolate, then serve and enjoy these heavenly treats!

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