Cocoa Dipped Madeleines

Madeleines are a simply impeccable little dessert for those steal away moments.

They are more than 2 bites of heaven and a neatly contained cake that you can pick up with your fingers. A perfect match with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or maybe a glass of wine after dinner?

I am no stranger to making them as they are a quick bake and well worth the investment in owning at least a couple of pans. You can find them on sale sometimes, which helps justify the investment in your baking supply arsenal. Have you tried the French Lavender & Lemon ones? If not, I strongly encourage it. They are one of my favourites. The light and airy interior is a delightful contrast to the crisp outside.

Although  I am partial to lighter lemon flavours, chocolate is a favourite among the other family members. Every year, 2 out of 3 birthday cakes are chocolate despite other suggestions being presented. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to make something different. I have even resorted to what may be considered by some as bribery. It was unsuccessful. Nope, chocolate every time. If you can’t beat them, join them reluctantly.

One afternoon I had the hankering to bake something. Do you ever get that urge to create and play in the flour? So many times the household tasks that should be done are put on hold just to sneak in the kitchen to bake. This recipe is perfect for those times when you need to find a balance between baking and adulting. It is really quick to make and gives you some time to get some items off your To Do list as well. The great thing is once you are done crossing some items off, you can relax with your recently made chocolate treat. Win-Win! And since I know my in-home fan base is partial to this delectable flavour, triple Win!

You may need to share a few with your fellow house mates, but hey that’s the great thing about baking. It is always better once shared with family, friends and neighbours. Good thing this recipe makes enough for everyone to have a taste.

Dig in to some great chocolate treat making fun! I would love to hear from you and how you enjoyed making these cocoa dipped Madeleines.


Cocoa Dipped Madeleines
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
15 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A quick bake decadently chocolate dessert that the whole family will love.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: baking, cake, chocolate, cocoa, dessert, from scratch, home made, madeleines
Servings: 12
Author: mdivadomestica
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp rose salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & prep Madeleine pans by brushing melted butter evenly to make a thin layer in each form. Place in the freezer to chill while you prep the batter.

  2. In a stand mixture beat the 1/2 cup of room temperature butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time. Then add in the vanilla. Mix until fully combined.

  3. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, cocoa & baking powder. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture in the stand mixture until just incorporated. Repeat with adding the remaining flour mixture in 2 separate additions.

  4. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the bittersweet chocolate & remove from heat to cool slightly. Fold in the melted chocolate into the batter until incorporated.

  5. Remove the prepped Madeleine pans & spoon the batter into each form until the shell is filled. Smooth the tops & place back in the freezer from approximately 15 minutes until the batter is chilled.

  6. Bake the Madeleines for about 12-15 minutes until fully cooked or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven & let cool completely on a wire rack.

  7. Melt the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Dip each Madeleine into the chocolate & sprinkle with the rose salt. Let the chocolate set & serve or store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have rose salt, you can substitute with sprinkling crushed almonds, decorative sprinkles, or sea salt.



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