Green Tea and Honey Madeleines: A Delicate French Treat with an Asian Twist

Transport yourself to a cozy Parisian café with these delightful Green Tea and Honey Madeleines. Combining the classic French madeleine with the flavors of green tea and honey, these little cakes are a perfect balance of elegance and simplicity.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the green tea leaves and let them steep in the butter for 5 minutes. Strain the butter through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on the tea leaves to extract as much flavor as possible. Discard the tea leaves and let the butter cool to room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and honey until pale and thick, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Add the cooled, infused butter to the batter and fold until fully incorporated.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a madeleine pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Spoon the chilled batter into the prepared madeleine pan, filling each mold about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the madeleines are golden brown around the edges and spring back when lightly touched.
  10. Remove the madeleines from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Dust the madeleines with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Enjoy these Green Tea and Honey Madeleines with a cup of green tea for a delightful and elegant treat!