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Coconut Madeleines

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Serves 8
Serves 8

About our Coconut Madeleines recipe:

These adorable little coconut-flavoured cakes are a great addition to any afternoon tea. With fluffy vanilla sponge, deliciously-sweet raspberry jam and coated in desiccated coconut, they're a lighter treat which goes perfectly with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

9 ingredients10 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 180° (160°C fan, gas 4). Lightly grease 8 moulds and line with baking paper.

    2. Step 2

      Mix together the sponge ingredients until combined and fill each of the moulds half way.

    3. Step 3

      Stand the moulds on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until well risen and cooked throughout.

    4. Step 4

      Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes before gently removing from the moulds. Carefully peel the baking paper off and leave to completely cool on a wire rack.

    5. Step 5

      When fully cooled, slice the bottom of the cakes to make a flat base so that they stand up.

    6. Step 6

      Heat up the jam and stir until smooth.

    7. Step 7

      Sprinkle the coconut out on to a plate or baking tray making it easy for the cakes to be rolled in.

    8. Step 8

      Carefully spread the warm jam over the cake. You can use a fork to spear the base of the cake to prevent your hands from getting sticky.

    9. Step 9

      Once covered, roll the cakes in the dessicated coconut to coat or sprinkle over whilst rotating.

    10. Step 10

      For the finishing touch place a raspberry on top. Store in an air tight container and consume within 3 days.


    • For the sponge

      • 100gAllinson's Self Raising Flour 
      • 100gButter (unsalted) (softened) 
      • 100gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
      • 2gEgg(s) (free range) (large) 
      • 1 tspBaking powder 
      • 1 tspVanilla bean paste 
    • For the decoration

      • 100gRaspberry jam 
      • 30gDessicated coconut 
      • 8Raspberries 

    7 Baker Ratings

    what is the best cake tin to use with these please ?

    Baking Mad


    There are Madeleine moulds that you can buy to make these.
    Hope this helps,
    Happy Baking!

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