What is Madeleine Cake?A Madeleine cake has the shape of a little seashell. Traditionally it tastes like almond and has the texture of a little sponge cake. Some people make them not with almond extract but with lemon extract or their zest. Which I usually do, because I love anything with lemon. But lately, I am doing many recipes with the orange flavor. I don't know if it's because this year the oranges are so juicy and sweet, but miam miam...
3 tbspvegetable oil
1pinch of salt
1 tbsporange zest
1tspPowdered sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Grease the Madeleine tray with some oil and a small brush.
In a medium bowl, whisk the two eggs with the vanilla, the oil, the salt, the orange juice, and the orange zest until the eggs are a little bit foamy.
Into another bowl mix together one cup of the flour and the sugar, and add to the wet mixture.
Mix the two very well.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop some of the batters into each Madeleine mold.
Bake for 15 minutes.
When cooked remove them from the mold and let them cool down. You can keep them for 2 days at most in a small closing container.