Funfetti Madeleines

Funfetti Madeleines! -
Happy Funfetti Friday, friends!

Have you heard of madeleines? As I’ve been telling people about these madeleines this week, I haven’t come across many people who have heard of them. Which I guess isn’t super surprising as the only place I’ve ever really seen them is at the register at Starbucks.

In case you don’t know, madeleines are little French tea cakes that are baked in madeleine pans, which have shell-shaped cavities. So, the end result are tiny, little cakes shaped like sea shells. Too cute!

Funfetti Madeleines! -
Madeleines also happen to be extreeeeeemely easy to make. The batter is pretty simple and consists of all the things cake batter usually consists of, except they’re made with melted butter instead of softened. They also bake in about 10 minutes, so there isn’t much waiting. If you’ve got the pan already, there really isn’t much to it! (Ps. you can buy these pans pretty cheap at Bed, Bath & Beyond.)

These madeleines just make me smile. They’re tiny little cakes, and, clearly, my sprinkle-obsessed self is happy.

These totally remind me of spring too, which HOPEFULLY is coming soon. I think madeleines would be so perfect for bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, fancy parties, and all that. You’ll definitely be seeing more of them here on the blog!

Funfetti Madeleines
An easy funfetti version of madeleines, a soft and sweet French tea cake.
funfetti madeleines
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • ⅓ cup rainbow jimmies

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • rainbow sprinkles
funfetti madeleines
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray two or three madeleine pans with non-stick spray.
  2. Heat butter in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup in 30 second intervals until melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. In one bowl, combine flour and baking soda, and whisk together. In another bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter flavoring. Using a hand-held electric mixer, mix on medium-low speed until combined. Next, add the flour and mix until mostly combined. Then add in the cooled, melted butter and mix well. Fold in rainbow jimmies.
  4. Add a heaping tablespoon of batter to each well in the madeleine pans. I used a regular cookie/cake batter scoop and just filled it halfway full.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the madeleines cool a bit before drizzling with glaze.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle madeleines with glaze and add sprinkles!
Recipe from bethcakes. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without permission. If you would like to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

Also, if you Alabama people want to learn more about making madeleines, you can see me whip some up on Talk of Alabama next Friday if my anxiety doesn’t talk me out of it. 😉

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