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Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

Dark Chocolate Madeleines

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Dark Chocolate Madeleines
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Course: Molded CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Chocolate version of the classic French madeleine, baked in a shell-shaped mold.


  • For the madeleines:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup Dutch process unsweetened cocoa

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • For the garnish (option 1):
  • powdered sugar

  • OR

  • For the chocolate glaze (option 2, not pictured):
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  • Make the madeleines:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour the madeleine pan. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, coffee granules, and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the butter. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Transfer the batter to a glass measuring cup or small pitcher. Pour the batter directly into each shell, filling each three fourths full. Bake in the center of the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the madeleines spring back when lightly touched. Let the madeleines cool for a minute or two, then turn the pan over a wire rack to release the madeleines. Cool completely.
  • Garnish:
  • Sift powdered sugar over the madeleines (pictured). Or, make the chocolate glaze (not pictured), as followed. In the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth. Brush the warm glaze over the madeleines with a pastry brush. Let cool and store in an airtight container.



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