Cinnamon Madeleines

DessertServes 12

Simple to make and incredibly moreish, madeleines are a delicious cross between a small cake and a biscuit and this cinnamon version from the team at Rafi’s Spicebox are a teatime treat not to be missed! For more recipe inspiration visit


2 free-range eggs

100g caster sugar

100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

100g butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing

½ lemon, juice and zest

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder



  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. Brush the madeleine tray with melted butter then coat it with a light dusting of flour, tapping out the excess.
  3. Whisk together the eggs and the sugar in a bowl until frothy.
  4. Lightly whisk in the remaining ingredients then leave to stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared madeleine tray then bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture has risen a little in the middle and is fully cooked through.
  6. Cool and gently turn out of the moulds. Enjoy! These little cakes are best eaten on the day of baking.