Matcha Spelt Madeleine | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

These buttery sponge cakes are traditionally baked in scallop-shaped Madeleine moulds. Like all the delicate sponge cakes, they have a moist and tender crumb that are best eaten the day they're baked. Classic madeleines are made with sugar, flour, melted butter and eggs, often flavoured with vanilla or lemon. I gave these classic French tea cakes a twist by adding matcha tea powder and dipping them in melted chocolate.

  • 2 Eggs
  • 30 g Caster sugar
  • 50 g Organic agave powder
  • 90 g White spelt flour
  • 10 g Matcha powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder 100 g Butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing 100 g Dark chocolate, optional
  1. Whisk together the eggs, sugar and agave powder in a bowl until light and frothy, about 5 minutes. In another bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, matcha powder and baking powder together.
  2. Sift flour mixture into the egg mixture, then pour melted butter around edge of batter. Quickly but gently fold butter into batter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  3. Brush the madeleine tray with melted butter then shake in a little flour to coat, tapping out the excess. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture has risen a little in the middle and is fully cooked through. Transfer the madeleines to a wire rack and leave them to cool.
  5. Place chocolate in small microwave-safe cup. Microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate has almost melted. Dip each madeleine into melted chocolate, coating bottom third part of the cookie. Shake off excess chocolate and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Dust with a bit of matcha powder if desired. Madeleines are best eaten the day they're baked. | © 2014 | | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Sue/the view from great island 20/8/14 05:01

Angie you are the most creative blogger out there, when are you coming out with your cookbook?

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 20/8/14 05:05

These sound wonderful. I love the matcha that you to these.

Gourmet Getaways 20/8/14 06:30

Love the look of the dark choc and matcha! Great snaps!

Gourmet Getaways

Priscilla @ Homegrown Delight 20/8/14 06:31

As always, stunning photography! Regarding one of your comments, when will you be coming out with a cookbook? :) Your matcha madeleine sounds delicious. Is the texture soft with white spelt flour? I have trouble using spelt with bread coming out too dense so I often use white whole wheat. All of your desserts looks great!

Anonymous 20/8/14 07:27

You are so creative, Angie! Fabulous matcha Madeleines!
On my list to make today! Healthy dessert! Xxx

Rosa's Yummy Yums 20/8/14 08:59

Beautiful! This recipe is really original.



Angie's Recipes 20/8/14 11:39

@Priscilla @ Homegrown DelightIt's rather soft. Bread that baked with whole spelt flour has a different crumb. Not sure what white whole wheat is..I usually grind my own wholewheat flour. Many storebought wholewheat flours are simply a mix of processed white flour and wheat bran.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 20/8/14 12:10

You always have such creative and beautiful food Angie. What a lovely twist on the French Madeleine.

Amy (Savory Moments) 20/8/14 12:30

These are really beautiful, Angie! I love the green color from the Matcha.

Medeja- CranberryJam 20/8/14 12:54

I am sure they don't just look good, but also taste great too!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 20/8/14 13:36

Wow Angie - you know I would love these. How beautiful and creative. Great one!

Nammi 20/8/14 13:37

was reading some of your comments and noticed everyone talking about a cookbook? its a bout time you had one out cos you have such creative recipes and gorgeous photoes over here

Priya Suresh 20/8/14 14:11

Those madeleines looks very sexy and gorgeous Angie.

Joanne 20/8/14 14:23

What lovely little treats! I am quite obsessed with matcha lately and I love that these are chocolate-dipped!

Nargis Aara 20/8/14 14:32

Wat a delicious virtual treat this is to us :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 20/8/14 15:15

My gosh, these are beautiful, Angie! The color of the green Matcha and the dark chocolate are lovely together. Great pics! I have yet to try Matcha in a recipe yet - these would be the perfect place to start :)

Ana Regalado 20/8/14 15:46

The matcha that I've bought several months ago is giving me an evil eye , hopefully it's still usable :P Love the flavor in these stunning madeleines and I haven't had a matcha and chocolate combo yet *sigh* Gorgeous photos as always , Angie !

Alida 20/8/14 16:16

Oh wow, so inventive! I would love to grab one of those. I love the matcha and spelt combo!!

Taste of Beirut 20/8/14 16:57

Wow, this is so creative! Beautiful and delicious!

Jeannie Tay 20/8/14 17:02

Wow! These little bites are so delectable looking, I love the color too, bet I would love the taste even more!

cristina 20/8/14 17:49

Luv these Madeleines, Angie! Fantastic in matcha and extra special with the chocolate! :)

lena 20/8/14 18:15

i really admire your skills and creativity..the are gorgeous!!

kitchen flavours 20/8/14 18:24

Wow, these looks wonderful! I like the combination of matcha and choc! Wish I could have a few of your lovely madeleines right now!

Sokehah cheah 20/8/14 18:38

You're so skilful and just can't help drooling over your pics!

Finla 20/8/14 20:49

Never seen organic agave powder, Madelines look super good.

jasna varcakovic 20/8/14 23:23

Alien Madeleines; you're very creative and innovative!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 21/8/14 02:19

I love the contrast of the green from the matcha and the chocolate dip! Just gorgeous!!!

ahu @ ahueats 21/8/14 03:25

Angie - I echo all the other comments - your culinary creativity never ceases to amaze! I love these madelines - there is actually a Japanese bakery in NYC that has a lot of matcha pastries and I love it! I would love to make these - just need to figure out where to buy matcha near me! :)

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 21/8/14 04:12

Yum, love!!! Thanks so much for stopping by to welcome me back :)

Lynna 21/8/14 08:51

I`ve made match madeleines before and always loved them! I love that you dipped them in chocolate. :)

Sharon D. 21/8/14 10:27

These look amazing, Angie! I love that it is chocolate dipped ;)

Kelly 21/8/14 10:35

These madeleines are gorgeous, Angie! I love that you made matcha ones and dipping them in chocolate is such a great idea too! What a perfect treat to have with some tea, wish I had a few right now :)

Emma | Fork and Good 21/8/14 11:38

Angie these look gorgeous! I think I've said it before but I love working with Matcha, drool worthy!

Beth 21/8/14 12:31

What stunning photos! Your madeleines look absolutely gorgeous.

Lisa Ho 21/8/14 12:33

Another amazing bake, Angie :D

Sutapa 21/8/14 14:06

amazingly beautiful Angie...

Evelyne CulturEatz 21/8/14 18:49

Oh wow your matcha madeleines looks amazing, love matcha! And gorgeous presentation, approve on the chocolate dipping :-)

Cathleen 21/8/14 19:20

These are gorgeous! I was looking for a recipe to use my matcha..This looks perfect!

Sweet Posy Dreams 21/8/14 19:22

Stunning photos. And I learned something new -- what matcha is!

Julia | 21/8/14 21:18

Beautiful cookies! Green and chocolate goes really well together! Craving these cookies right now!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 21/8/14 23:34

I am always on the lookout for recipes using matcha powder these look perfect and beautiful.

Mother Rimmy 22/8/14 04:50

What a pretty treat! I have two friends who love their tea and would be completely happy if these were on a plate next to their cups.

Deddy Hidayat 22/8/14 09:09

Love it... look so delicious...
Keep update your blog...
Thanks for sharing it with us...

Unknown 22/8/14 19:21

I love madeleines and what a great ingenious idea! They look beautiful.

Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite 22/8/14 21:52

Angie, these are just beautiful and we would love to have some right now! J+C

Pam 22/8/14 22:42

YUM! They look tasty.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 22/8/14 23:15

These look lovely, Angie! I adore the dramatic lighting in your photographs.

Cheri Savory Spoon 23/8/14 00:08

What a clever sweet treat, love everything about this!

Regina 23/8/14 01:04

Another super creative recipe. Love the striking colour and your 'sprinkling action shot' on the top :)

Velva 23/8/14 02:20

Wow, wow and wow again.


Catherine 23/8/14 05:41

Dear Angie, These cookies look delicious and so pretty. Blessings dear. Catherine

lenia 23/8/14 07:57

They are so pretty and I bet they taste heavenly!

Barbara Bakes 23/8/14 12:36

They look so pretty dipped in the chocolate.

Kathy 23/8/14 13:23

Wow, do your madeleines look beautiful! I love the matcha flavor…very nice!

Barbara 23/8/14 13:49

Really an unusual twist on the classic madeleine, Angie! Very pretty and I bet they tasted delicious!

grace 23/8/14 15:46

matcha has such a unique taste! these are pretty and creative. :)

Treat and Trick 24/8/14 03:00

Not only pretty but healthier too...

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 24/8/14 05:44

You're on a match roll Angie! These sound beautiful though I would probably save the chocolate for another occasion (I do love chocolate) but I wouldn't want anything competing with the taste of matcha. Pinned! :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 24/8/14 08:31

Your version of madeleine definitely sound more healthy and the combo of matcha and chocolate also sound good.

Anonymous 24/8/14 12:17

You know what Angie, i had hold my breath while scrolling down the monitor through out your photograph, it’s all awesome,
Lovely spelt !!!
i really craving over it not…..

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 24/8/14 13:21

These are so unique Angie! You always have amazing flavor combinations in your recipes. Love them!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 24/8/14 13:25

Matcha is a lovely flavour, I am a big fan :D
What a lovely idea to put it in madeleines!

Choc Chip Uru

Marcela 24/8/14 15:15

wow! i'd love to taste it! Btw. Your blog is awesome! I'll visit u very often!

My Little Space 24/8/14 15:52

Angie dear, you really know how to make stuffs looks good & yummy. Wish I can have some of these. Mind sending me some ? hehe....
Enjoy & have a fabulous week ahead dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Monica 24/8/14 16:19

I am mesmerized by these, Angie. I love the color and flavor of matcha and the chocolate (of course). I adore madeleines but still don't have a madeleine pan - you make me want to run out and get one!

Ilke 24/8/14 17:39

Just need a cup of really good coffee and give me a tray of these!

They look awesome and so tempting Angie!

Unknown 24/8/14 18:31

Such beautiful clicks Angie, love the contrasting colors, madeleines look awesome, btw Angie, you'll find idli rice in Indian stores, you can replace it with parboiled rice..

Terra 24/8/14 18:48

I still need to get a Madeleine pan. I love how puffy your Madeleine's look. The addition of matcha sounds fabulous! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

Unknown 24/8/14 23:18

The colours Angie ! and I am sure the flavour too... this is a wonderful twist on a classic

Unknown 25/8/14 01:29

Love, love, love the colors of these madeleines Angie. They look wonderful!

Reeni 25/8/14 02:55

Gorgeous madeleines Angie! I would love to taste matcha with chocolate! I bet they're great together.

Choclette 25/8/14 13:07

I've made matcha madeleines before and know how delicious they are. But yours, dipped in chocolate, look so much more elegant than mine did. It might, of course, also have something to do with the fact you are a better food stylist and photographer!

Unknown 25/8/14 15:45

Green tea and chocolate is a perfect combo!

Mireya Merritt 26/8/14 05:49

Yum, these look so good and sound so yummy!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 26/8/14 16:01

Your ideas are brilliant. Each time I'm here I want to lick a screen of my computer <3

Geri Saucier 26/8/14 23:36

How delicious and pretty. Love the color.

[Reply] 28/8/14 04:51

I have never made madeleines before and hardly used matcha powder for any of my baking. I must get me a madeleine baking pan to make these.

jehanne 28/8/14 06:14

YUm, you are the Queen of Spelt gorgeousness Angie.Love the pretty madeleines, and now I can make full use of my leftover spelt :-)

Koko 28/8/14 08:30

Angie, these look out of this world...I have to try making them!!!

MunatyCooking 28/8/14 15:23

They look perfect Angie! I always see how chefs make them on TV, but I never tried making them thinking I might do it wrong. I wish I can taste one of these beauties, these cakes look very delicious :)


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