Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines

Lemon Poppy Seed Madeleines

A Madeleine is a traditional small cake from north east France. They are shaped like scallops. I always thought that they looked really pretty but it was not until I saw the tray in a shop that I decided to buy it and try them out. You can watch the video on how to make vanilla French madeleines below to make these lemon poppy seed madeleines.

The tray I bought can bake 12 in one go, because they are so small and delicious they do not last long so I quickly went to buy another Madeleine tray so that I do not have to wash the tray and then bake some more when baking for a larger number of people. In this post I am going to share with you a lemon poppy seed madeleines.

Ingredients (Makes 24)

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of one small lemon


  • Preheat oven to 190°C
  • Butter and flour 2 Madeleine trays.
  • Mix all the ingredients into a bowl until smooth
  • Divide the mixture between the trays
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely

Serve and Enjoy!

You can also try baking vanilla Madeleines recipe