Matcha, Raspberry and White Chocolate Madeleines

These fluffy little Madeleines are the most gorgeous wee cakes, delicately flavoured with Matcha tea. Dip them in white chocolate and freeze dried raspberries for an extra zing.

Do you ever take a bit of an unscheduled, unintentional break from life? Yeah, me too. For the last few months my motivation for my extra curricula’s has been none existent. I’ve barely looked at social media and my poor blog has been sat, languishing in the back of my mind. Even the smallest of tasks has felt like a struggle, forcing myself to do anything but sit on the sofa staring at re-runs of Brooklyn Nine Nine has taken every ounce of my strength. I’ve been told it’s the ‘end of Winter blues’, I just need a bit of vitamin D apparently. Here’s hoping that Spring is truly here so I can start feeling like myself again. Anyone else been struck by the blues? How are you beating that low feeling, I’ll try anything.

One thing that’s been getting me through the last few weeks is copious amounts of tea. Of all kinds. The kettle has been my best friend, holding a cup of warm, soothing liquid against my face has been my saviour. All hail tea, you solve everything!

These adorable little Madelines are infused with ceremonial grade Matcha tea. The deep, earthy flavour gives these fluffy little morsels a beautiful complexity, and lets not forget that lovely green hue. When paired with the creamy white chocolate and zingy freeze dried raspberries these little cakes are transported to a whole other level.

The key to making Madeleines is all in the resting of the batter. Don’t skip it, make sure you follow that step, it’s integral in the formation of that distinctive hump. Those lovely Madeleine lumps, check em out.

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Matcha, White Chocolate and Raspberry Madeleines

Matcha, Raspberry and White Chocolate Madeleines


  • Author: iheartkatiecakes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + overnight chilling
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes plus chilling and resting
  • Yield: 12 madeleines 1x
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Ingredients

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large, free range eggs at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 2tsp matcha powder
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 50g freeze dried raspberries

Instructions

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the eggs and sugar and matcha powder. Once everything is smooth turn the mixer down to the lowest speed and pour the melted butter in a slow and steady stream. Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until everything is combined and you have a smooth, green batter. Press a piece of cling films against the surface of the batter and chill in the fridge overnight or for at least three hours.

When you are ready to bake the madeleines preheat your oven to 200ºC. Butter a 12-mold madeleine pan then dust it with flour, tapping out the excess. Or use a shop bought cake release.

Spoon 1tbsp of batter into the hollows of the pan and place into the oven. Immediately turn the heat down to 175ºC and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the signature hump is defined and the cakes spring back when touched. Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan and transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cakes are cooling bring a small pan of water to the boil and place a tight fitting bowl into the pan, making sure the base doesn’t come into contact with the surface of the water. Turn the heat down to low and break the white chocolate into the bowl. Stir until melted.

Dip the top of each madeleine into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off before placing back on the wire rack. Sprinkle each cake with a few of the freeze dried raspberries while the chocolate is still wet and leave until set.


Notes

The cakes will keep in an airtight tin for up to 3 days.

Try dipping the madeleines in dark chocolate instead of white for a richer taste.

  • Category: madeleines
  • Cuisine: baking

Keywords: matcha, green tea, raspberry, baking, cakes, white chocolate

35 Comments

  1. May 22, 2019 / 9:31 am

    These look lovely, nice and light too. I’m going to brave some baking this summer so will give them a try!

  2. May 22, 2019 / 9:34 am

    Oo these looks so pretty and would really stand out at a dinner party! I love the white chocolate addition 🙂

    • May 23, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      What an adorable reciepe and finished product. it has an interesting blend of different ingridients x

  3. May 22, 2019 / 10:24 am

    These look SO incredibly tasty!! Your photos are beautiful too!

  4. May 22, 2019 / 11:41 am

    what a beautiful and elegant recipe. These madeleines look sooooo fabulous and yummy. I absolutely love your pictures ! I need to bookmark it to refer back to it, all these gorgeous recipes.

  5. May 22, 2019 / 11:53 am

    These sound just absolutely lovely and I like the idea of adding Matcha, ive just never managed to make a decent Madeleine x

  6. May 22, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    Madeleines are so pretty and yours especially! Love that white chocolate raspberry decoration. I’ll have to try these, they look so good! I know your struggle too, it’s been hard. I cope by having routines and stick to them (almost) no matter what. This way I feel like I have to, and when I do it it’s not that bad. It’s often starting and thinking about doing it that drains me. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. May 22, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    Wow, look at these! They look so professional and I love the flavour combination. I bet they taste amazing!

  8. Erika
    May 22, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    These cookies are so gorgeous. I’ve never make madeleines before, but I want to try because they look so good!

  9. May 22, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    These matcha raspberry and white chocolate madeleines are so pretty. Chocolate always makes me feel better! The winter blues are legit and I think as I’ve gotten older it effects me more. Hoping spring brings you much joy!

  10. May 22, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    They look so pretty. I’ve never tried matcha tea, but I hear about it a lot

  11. May 22, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    I love your beautiful madeleines!! Adding the matcha is so smart and a great way to incorporate it into your diet. I also agree with you about the green hue, so pretty with all the other colors. What a great treat!!

  12. May 23, 2019 / 5:33 am

    These look really beautiful and delicious! I love anything with raspberry.

  13. May 23, 2019 / 6:08 am

    I want to try and do some baking over the Summer. The boys really enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe, they look delicious.

  14. May 23, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    These are just so stinkin’ pretty! I can imagine they would make a swank gift for a tea basket, if I didn’t gobble them all up myself first!

  15. May 23, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Ooh I fancy some of those – and a large pot of tea with a book. They’re the kind of thing not made for sharing!

  16. May 23, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    Oooh these sound soooo tasty! I love white chocolate too, it is totally under rated!!

  17. May 24, 2019 / 3:17 am

    Oh wow these look so pretty and sophisticated. Tasty too! Prefect for a fancy tea party.

  18. May 24, 2019 / 3:54 am

    I want some raspberry and white chocolate Madeleines. The presentation of the recipe is ?and i wish i was there to be the taste specimen ?

  19. May 24, 2019 / 8:02 am

    Wow, these look stunning, and sound just as tasty. Must give them a try.

  20. May 24, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    These look amazing. But, I know what you mean about feeling unmotivated and the end of the Winter Blues. Hope we get some more sunshine soon.

  21. Jere Cassidy
    May 25, 2019 / 2:15 am

    My tea kettle has been hot for weeks as I sit an drink tea while looking at your madeleines.

  22. May 25, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Your Madeleines are beautiful and so creative, as are your photos! I’ve also had problems with motivation recently but not because of the winter blues but because my hubby has been doing chemotherapy since February and it’s hard to focus on other things. Working on my blog has been my therapy!

    • May 26, 2019 / 10:08 am

      Oh no, that’s awful! I’m sending all of my love to you and your husband. Hope things get better for you guys soon.

      Katie xoxox

  23. May 25, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    and now I am hungry – they look delicious

  24. May 27, 2019 / 11:18 am

    OMG they look stunning. You have got all my favourites in this yummy and delicious madelines. Perfect with a cuppa and those photos are just making me to grab one now.

  25. May 29, 2019 / 1:46 am

    I love the color! It is such a great recipe to make any day special. Can’t wait to try!

  26. May 29, 2019 / 1:47 am

    I can’t wait to dip these cuties into white chocolate – I bet they taste heavenly goooood!

  27. Katie Brodie
    June 2, 2019 / 9:59 pm

    Your blog is the absolute best and these little madeleines look divine. Kate x

  28. July 20, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    This looks really tempting. Can’t wait to try it.

  29. Rhian Westbury
    August 6, 2019 / 8:13 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard if a madeleine, although I’m sure I’ve seen something similar on the Great British Bake Off. They look (and sound) very tasty x

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