Dark Chocolate Puts a Decadent Spin on Classic Madeleines

August 27, 2015
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Dark Chocolate Puts a Decadent Spin on Classic Madeleines

Few desserts can top a delicate madeleine warm from the oven. Adding rich dark chocolate and a punch of coffee makes these traditional French sponge cakes downright irresistible.

Chocolate Brownie Madeleines

Yield: 15 madeleines
Active Time:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Maldon salt
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
400 grams dark chocolate (85% cacao)
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons brewed coffee
1 1/2 cups raw sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 eggs

Special equipment: Madeleine pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a madeleine pan with non-stick spray.

Whisk together flour, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.

Place the chocolate, butter, and coffee in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Take bowl off heat and whisk in the sugar, honey, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined. The batter should have cooled a bit.

Add 3 eggs to the batter and whisk quickly to combine. Add and whisk in remaining eggs.

Sprinkle flour mixture over the chocolate batter. Using a rubber spatula, fold the flour into the chocolate until just combined.

Spoon batter into prepared madeleine pan and bake in oven 7 to 12 minutes. The center will still be slightly gooey. Let cool slightly before removing from pan—the batter will firm up as it cools.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour

Retail Price:$8.99


Our Price:$6.95(Save 23%)

in cart

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

Retail Price:$7.09


Our Price:$4.95(Save 30%)

in cart

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Vanilla Extract
4 oz bottle

Retail Price:$10.25


Our Price:$7.45(Save 27%)

in cart

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Lush Medium Dark Roast Coffee, Whole Bean

Retail Price:$12.99


Our Price:$8.95(Save 31%)

in cart

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Non-GMO Granulated Turbinado Cane Sugar

Retail Price:$5.39


Our Price:$3.95(Save 27%)

in cart

Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Organic Cacao Powder
16 oz bag

Retail Price:$20.59


Our Price:$13.95(Save 32%)

in cart


Add to Shopping ListAdded to Shopping List
Unstrained Honey
16 oz jar

Retail Price:$15.49


Our Price:$11.45(Save 26%)

in cart

Print Article

This article is related to: Dessert, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Recipe

Share This Article

Staggering Statistic: Kids In Poverty Pay a Shocking Physical Price

  • Karen

    I would like to make these but I don't have a Madeleine pan, can I use a muffin tin or other pan?