Orange Madeleines - a2 Milk™

Orange Madeleines

Madeleines are a classic French ‘cookie- like’ cake and are best served with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Made with homemade a2 Milk™ Yoghurt this recipe offers a lighter version of the French classic, and for a fruity twist we’ve added orange zest and dried cranberries.

Usually a cake tin with a distinctive shell-like mould is used to create the beautifully traditional shape but you can also use a mini muffin tin which works just as well!


  • 4 free-range large eggs
  • 100g unrefined muscovado sugar
  • 100ml extra-virgin olive oil + extra for greasing
  • 3 tbsp homemade a2 Milk™ yoghurt (or goats’ yoghurt)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 85g organic plain flour
  • 85g organic whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Zest of 1 organic orange
  • 2 tbsp soft dried cranberries, finely minced
  • 4 tbsp dark chocolate, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.
  • Grease a madeleine tin or mini muffin tin with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs until light, then add in the sugar and continue to mix until is dissolved. Pour in the extra-virgin olive oil, homemade a2 Milk™ yogurt and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt and the zest of one orange.
  • Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, then add the cranberries into the batter and mix until just combined.
  • Refrigerate the batter for at least 15 minutes.
  • Fill each well in the madeleine tin with 1 tablespoon of the batter, then arrange the tin in the middle of the oven and bake for 14-16 minutes or until the madeleines are lightly browned around the edges and the middle is soft and bouncy.
  • Remove the madeleine pan from the oven, allow it to cool slightly for two minutes, then remove each madeleine with the help of a fork and arrange them on a baking rack.
  • Drizzle the madeleines with melted chocolate and serve them with a hot cup of tea or a2 Milk™!

Recipe Source:

By name
Recipe courtesy of  The Petite Cook

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