Meyer Lemon Madeleines

These Meyer lemon madeleines are light, sweet, and perfect for sharing on Valentine's Day. Dust them with powdered sugar for an extra special touch.

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

If I had to pick a favorite holiday, it would have to be Valentine’s Day. I’ve always loved the day because really, it’s so… simple. The only real rule is that you need to show people you love them. Check back Friday for a date night story about Jack and me, but I’m dedicating this post to the person that made this day my favorite when I was a kid – my mom.

Growing up, she always made Valentine’s Day so special for me and my sister. For at least a week leading up to February 14th, we would make crafts with tiny scissors and red construction paper. There would also be treats galore… brownies cut into heart shapes and cupcakes topped with poofs of pink frosting. On the special day, there may or may not have been a heart shaped breakfast before we’d put on pink dresses and head to school to trade tiny envelopes with our little friends. After school, there were more treats. It was the sweetest kind of sugar rush there could be.

So fast forward to now, it’s only appropriate that the credit, again, goes to mom. I’ve been a little down for the count with some health issues and other calamities lately, and my mom spent a few weeks in town to help out in that way that only moms can. The bed got made, the dog hair got vacuumed out of the sofa cushions, AND heart shaped lemon madeleines for the blog got made. And, how cute are they?!?

Of course, we made them with a little lemony spin. They were incredibly easy to make because, well, my mom did all of the work. So let’s just say these lemon madeleines were incredibly easy to eat.

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

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Meyer Lemon Madeleines

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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-16 madeleines
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from a Meyer lemon, ideally)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray your madeleine pan with cooking spray, or skip if your pan is nonstick.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and salt. Use an electric mixer and, beat well until the mixture is pale, thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and lemon oil. Sprinkle the sifted flour over the egg mixture and beat on low speed to incorporate.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the lemon zest and half of the coconut oil just until blended. Fold in the remaining coconut oil.
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared molds, using a heaping tablespoon of batter for each mold. Bake the madeleines until the tops spring back when lightly touched, 5 to 8 minutes. (This might vary depending on your oven - we baked ours for 5).
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and invert it over a wire rack, then rap it on the rack to release the madeleines. Once they're cool, dust with powdered sugar.



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  1. Pamela

    Is there a substitute for coconut oil? And if so, do I use the same amount?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Pamela, butter should work.

  2. Vicki Geros

    Hi there wanted to know where to get the heart Madeline tray ?

  3. Cynthia Zaino

    Any way to make these vegan?

  4. Ayin

    Where can I buy the heart mould??

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I got it from Williams Sonoma a few years ago.

      • AYIN


  5. Denise

    Hi. They look so cute and I can’t wait to try them. What is lemon oil and where would I find it?
    Thank you!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Denise, it’s in the baking aisle near the vanilla extract. It’s oil from lemon peel and it has a wonderful flavor.

  6. Sydney85

    I have not found the heart madeleines pan locally so I will order online for next Valentine’s Day. I have a regular madeleine tin so maybe next month will try this recipe. So cute!

  7. Jamee

    Where can I find that pan? So cute !

  8. Deb Zak

    I love Lemon and Madeleines. For vegans can you substitute egg replacer instead of eggs?

    • Leo

      1c soy milk. 1tsp apple cider vinegar. 2c Self raising Flour. 1/2 tsp Baking powder. 1/2tsp salt. 2/3c white sugar. 1/4c veg oil. Zest and juice of 2 lemons. Sift dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients separately. Mix wet into dry. Fill greased Madeline tin well. Oven 375F. Bake 15-18min.

      They don’t mound like traditional recipe but are quite satisfactory. Always appreciated as a gift. Good luck.

  9. Tan

    Am in the UK. Can anyone get me two of these tins? Have looked everywhere online. Please. Thank you.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m sorry, I’ve noticed that Williams Sonoma doesn’t carry these anymore, even in the US, since I first posted this recipe nearly 2 years ago. The recipe can be made in a regular madeleine pan.

  10. Sue Z.

    So excited to make these. I ordered the heart shaped Madeline pan from Williams – Sonoma( California store had them 1-520-615-3595). Will be trying them soon!!

  11. Cathy

    Where can I find the heart pans?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      williams sonoma!

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